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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Alaska Native; Tlingit
Title:Toggle Harpoon Tip
Type:Weapon
Materials:Ivory
Place Made:North America; United States; Alaska; Yakutal Bay
Measurements:Overall: 3/4 in x 1 1/16 in x 4 in; 1.9 cm x 2.7 cm x 10.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 8.G
Credit Line:Gift of Mary Gage Peterson (Class of 1865)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

This object is under review for NAGPRA-sensitivity.

Recent updates to NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) require consent from lineal descendants and/or affiliated Native American Tribes or Native Hawaiian Organizations before displaying or researching cultural items. We have removed the public image of this belonging until we can learn more about the wishes of the descendants of those who made it or affiliated Tribal officials.

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Description:
Small, unfinished carved ivory spearhead with holes carved at one end and through the middle. Blunt nose opposite a sharply pointed barb.

Tags:
Native American; indigenous people

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