Backpack yoke and basket Annie Blue observed: "This is a yoke that one would place in front of the chest and use to carry a woven bag on the back. These help to keep one from hurting her chest when carrying heavy objects."
I. C. Russell, 1902, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution 217807
Annie Blue holding a yoke to her chest at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, 1997.
Ciklaq/Root pick Catherine Moore said: "We used these on frozen ground in spring and fall. People still use them on the Yukon to dig for delicious roots and tubers."
J. A. Jacobsen, 1882, Ethnologisches Museum Berlin IVA4183
QaltaqBentwood Berry Bucket
Qaltaq/Bentwood berry bucket painted with uiteraq (red ocher), a valued pigment with its own awareness. Annie Blue noted that if someone came in while a person was using red ocher, the painter must cover his work, as uiteraq was shy and would not want to be observed.