Knife handle? - 2020.18.5_1_3K


Knife handle?

Maker: Inuit
Geography: Chesterfield Inlet (Igluligaarjuk), Kivalliq Region, Nunavut
Date: early 19th century
23.5 x 2.5 cm
Object number: 2020.18.5
Not on view
DescriptionIn 1947, Canadian writer and environmentalist Farley Mowat (1921-2014) worked as a field technician for the American naturalist, Francis Harper, studying barren-ground caribou in the Nueltin Lake area in what is now Nunavut’s Kivalliq Region. Around 1948, he began work with Frank Banfield, then Chief Mammalogist of the newly formed Canadian Wildlife Service, in the same area. Mowat likely collected these objects during his time in Nunavut with Banfield.
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