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Museum catalogue: Arctic Material Culture Collection



Accession no.: Y: 49/8j
Object name: Arrow
Title: Arrow
Description: An arrow, one of 16, in a 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. The ends of two feathers (only fragments remain) are secured to proximal end of shaft with sinew wrapping. The end of the square tang of the lanceolate-shaped copper point is inserted into the distal end of shaft and secured with sinew wrapping.

  • Width: 17mm, length: 898mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Naval Franklin Search Expedition 1850-55 (HMS Enterprise) (1850 - 1855)