Skin boat made of split cottonwood and willow, and covered with one bear skin and two caribou skins, sewn together with a waterproof stitch. The oar is made from a moose shoulder blade.
Paul John said: "They built them only to use when returning home. They went up to the mountains in spring without boats, but their plan was to come back down after the ice broke up. While they were up there hunting, they tried to catch enough caribou or bears to make a boat with their skins."
L- 158 in
W- 55 in
H- 19 in
Made by Joe Spein and John Alexie of Kwethluk, 2007
Anchorage Museum Association Acquisition Fund, Anchorage Museum 2007,
and Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and Museum