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Pump

Object Number:33-29-31
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chugach
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Prince William Sound
Chenega Village
Culture Area: Arctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Cotton
Length: 67 cm
Credit Line:Alaskan Expedition, Frederica de Laguna, 1933

Description

Bidarka pump. Tube into which water in the bidarka is sucked. When full, the lower end is closed by finger, and water is emptied over the side. Made of log, split in two, hollowed out and shaped to cigar-shaped cylinder. Lashed together with string at both ends and at middle.

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