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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: Y: 49/8d
Object name: Arrow
Title: Arrow
Description: An arrow, one of 16, in box. Inuinnait (Copper Inuit). Collected by Captain Joseph-Fidèle Bernard, Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, Canada, 1915.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Geographic area- current Canada > Nunavut > Victoria Island > Ikaluktutiak
Former place name Canada > Northwest Territories > Victoria Island > Cambridge Bay
Getty AAT arrows
Current cultural affiliation Inuinnait
Former cultural affiliation Copper Eskimo
Cultural subgroup Kiglinirmiut
Field collection:
Person Bernard, Joseph-Fidèle (1878-1972)
Place Canada > Nunavut > Victoria Island > Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay)
Collectionnumber 286
Number of items: 1
Full description:

The shaft is made from a single circular piece of wood, which flattens to form U-shaped nock at proximal end. Ends of two feathers (only fragments remain) are secured to proximal end of shaft with sinew wrapping. The foreshaft is made from two pieces of bone oval in cross-section, spliced together and secured with three circular copper rivets. Single notch on one side of proximal end of foreshaft. The foreshaft is inserted into distal end of shaft and secured with sinew wrapping. A triangular iron point is inserted into pointed distal end of foreshaft and secured with a circular copper rivet.

  • Width: 23mm, length: 855mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Naval Franklin Search Expedition 1850-55 (HMS Enterprise) (1850 - 1855)