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Hunting bag

natmauġauraq “small hunting packsack”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

Also called:
qaġrukuvik “shell bag,” ammunition bag, from stem qabruk meaning “harpoon head, spear point, lance point, arrowhead, ammunition shell, bullet”
Language: Qawiaraq Iñupiaq

A small bag made of summer caribou skin, used to carry gunpowder, rifle cartridges, or other hunting supplies. It dates to the 1870s, when firearms had only recently become available to residents of Norton Sound.

Culture: Iñupiaq
Region: Norton Sound, Alaska
Village: St. Michael
Object Category: Baskets, bags, boxes
Object Type: Bag
Dimensions: Length 30cm
Accession Date: 1879
Source: E. W. Nelson (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E038458