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Boat sled

umiiraun “sled for pulling an umiak”
Язык: North Slope Iñupiaq

Ivory is very slick when you’re pulling it through snow. It’s a preferred form of runner. And because ivory is slick on snow and ice, it allows you to move rapidly, pulling whatever you have.

—Ronald Brower, Sr., 2002

A pair of small sleds is needed to pull a whaling umiaq (open skin boat) across the shorefast ice to open water. In the past kayaks were also transported on sleds. This sled has walrus ivory runners and crossbars made of caribou antler.

Культура: Iñupiaq
Регион: Northwest Alaska
Деревня: Point Barrow
Категрия предмета: Hunting
Размеры: Length: 57cm
Дата поступления: 1934
Источник: Milford G. Chandler Collection
Музей: Национальный музей американских индейцев
Идентификационный номер музея: 187912.000