Yuungnaqpiallerput - The Way We Genuinely Live - Masterworks of Yup'ik Science and Survival

MenuScheduleBooksThank YouLendersSponsorsPress Release
Calista Elders Council
570 3rd Ave # 219
Bethel, AK 99559
(907) 543-1541


Visit the Anchorage Museum!!
121 West Seventh Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907)343-4326

anchoragemuseum.org

 

Firearms


Naqugun Hunting Belt

 

Hunting Belt

Naqugun/Hunting belt Paul John explained: "This was a sack for ammunition when hunting. When they were traveling, they put bullets and gunpowder in here. Clothing in the past didn't have pockets."

D. F. Tozier, 1918, Courtesy, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution 7/3252


  Irunguaq Gun Rest
Irunguaq/Gun rest Frank Andrew explained: "They call those 'pretend legs.' They use it for shooting, by staking it down in the ground, to hold a gun." Gunrest
 
E. W. Nelson, 1879, Cal'itmiut, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution 36026


Imin Bullet Mold

 

Bullet Mold

Imin/Bullet mold Paul John explained: "At that time they made bullets by pouring lead in without opening the mold. When that lead hardened, they could use it as a bullet."

L. Bales, 1911, Alaska State Museum IIA2676


  Kenivik Primer Box
Kenivik/Primer box made of walrus ivory, to store percussion caps used to ignite the gun's charge. IVA4656 Primer Box
 
J. A. Jacobsen, 1882, Ethnologisches Museum Berlin


Puyurkarvik Gunpowder Container

 

Powder Container

Puyurkarvik/Gunpowder container

Gift of Norma Hoyt, Anchorage Museum 1990.039.114


  Puyurkirissuun Powder Measure
Puyurkirissuun/Powder measure perfectly shaped to hold a single charge. Measure
 
J. A. Jacobsen, 1882, Ethnologisches Museum Berlin IVA3752


Powder Measure Demonstration
AFR

 

Wassilie Berlin pouring imaginary powder from the walrus-shaped container into an ivory powder measure: "It was then poured into the gun's mouth."



Elqiaq Bentwood Hat

 

Bentwood Hat

Elqiaq/Bentwood hat, dark colored for fall hunting on the Yukon.

1890-92, Loaned by The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, 13853


 


Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved.
No Replication of Images or Design without Express Written Permission.

Website Questions?
Tundra Web Designs
John Wallace