Alaska Native Collections – Sharing Knowledge


Bird net

sam ingii “bird net”
Язык: Unangam Tunuu (Eastern Aleut and Atkan dialects)

Their wings would tangle in there when a bird hits it.

—Vlass Shabolin, 2003

Nets were staked in the ground around ponds to catch flightless, molting ducks and geese. Murres, a kind of seabird, were taken by driving them into nets on flat ground at their densely-packed colonies. This bird net is made of twisted sinew, with four wooden stakes for standing it up. Elders remembered using hoop nets made of sinew to catch flying auklets.

Культура: Unangax (Aleut)
Регион: Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Категрия предмета: Hunting
Размеры: Length sticks 61.5cm
Дата поступления: 1927
Источник: Museum Purchase
Музей: Национальный музей американских индейцев
Идентификационный номер музея: 154617.000