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Sling

Culture/People
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Expedition
MAI Tierra del Fuego Expedition (1924-1925) (Lothrop Tierra del Fuego Expedition)
Expedition leader
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (S.K. Lothrop/SKL), Non-Indian, 1892-1965
Possible owner
Wits (unknown surname), Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Native Term
watewá
Object Name
Sling
Media/Materials
Guanaco hide/skin, sinew, whale gut/intestine
Techniques
Sewn
Catalog Number
14/2351
Barcode
142351.000
Collection History
Collected in 1925, possibly from Wits (Yámana), during the MAI Tierra del Fuego Expedition, led by anthropologist Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member).
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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Puerto Mejillones (Magallanes); Antártica Chilena Province; Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region XII; Chile (inferred)
Archipelago
Tierra del Fuego Archipelago
Island Name
Isla Navarino (Navarin Island)