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Harpoon head

Culture/People
probably Thule Tradition (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Dr. Edgar Burke, Non-Indian, 1889-1950
Donor
Minnie M. Schwab (Mathilde "Tilita" Burke Bradbury Schwab /Mrs. Robert H. Schwab), Non-Indian, 1891-1970
Alicita B. Lee (Mrs. Frederick S. Lee/Mrs. F. S. Lee), Non-Indian, 1903-1992
Date created
AD 100-1800
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Object Name
Harpoon head
Media/Materials
Animal Bone, slate
Techniques
Carved, ground, perforated
Catalog Number
22/148
Barcode
220148.000
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Dr. Edgar Burke (1889-1950, a physician and hospital director in Jersey City, New Jersey); donated to MAI by Dr. Burke's sisters, Alicita Burke Lee (Mrs. Frederick S. Lee, 1903-1992) and Minnie Burke Schwab (Mrs. Robert H. Schwab, 1891-1970) in 1952.
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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
See related items
Thule Tradition (archaeological culture)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Point Barrow; Arctic Slope Native Corporation; Alaska; USA