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Scraper

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Object Number:35-22-35
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tanana
Provenience: United States of America
Alaska
Tanana (Alaska)
Middle Yukon Valley
Culture Area: Subarctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Iron
Wood
Length: 13.4 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Yukon Expedition, Frederica de Laguna, 1935

Description

Ulu Shape; Sheet of iron, wrapped over wooden stick at back to form handle. Curved notched edge. Used to scrape skins after they have been smoked and soaked in brains. Hide laid over horizontal pole. Soaking and scraping repeated.

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