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Image Title Creator Culture Accession # Materials/Techniques
Buffalo sinew strip tied in two knots Unknown Native American; Pawnee 87.1 sinew
Parfleche envelope with yellow, green, red, and blue dyes Native American; Nez Perce 89.103 rawhide, pigment
Ivory cylinder with a carved animal head and two bears Arctic, Inuit 83.1361 Ivory
Inuit bird spear with ivory prongs Arctic, Inuit 84.1338 wood, ivory, rope, bone, twine and pigment
Quirt decorated with brass tacks and four separate silver ornaments, rawhide lask, and piece of cloth tied to handle Native American; Plains 84.767 wood, brass, silver, rawhide
A beaded knife sheath and metal knife with a wood handle Native American; Plains 84.776a-b leather, glass, sinew, wood, metal
A knife sheath painted inside and out and a metal knife with a wooden handle Native American; Plains 84.784a-b leather, pigment, wood, metal
A leather knife sheath decorated with brass buttons Native American; Crow, possibly Blackfeet 84.781a-c leather, metal, wood, brass
Bow drill with hide string and scrimshaw decoration Arctic, Inuit 83.1146 Ivory
Bow drill with hide string and scrimshaw decoration Arctic, Inuit 83.1148 Ivory, Leather
Ivory sinker Arctic, Inuit 83.1479 Ivory
Ivory bow with scrimshawed design Arctic, Inuit 83.1398 Ivory, Leather
Ivory sled runner Arctic, Inuit 83.1513 Fossil Ivory
Ivory arrow straightener with a polar bear’s head effigy Arctic, Inuit 83.1188 Ivory
Elk horn hide scraper Native American; Plains 83.1995 elk born, leather, sinew, metal
Inuit scraper made from wood, leather, and metal Arctic, Inuit 84.1374 Wood, Leather, Metal
Ivory harpoon foreshaft Arctic, Inuit 83.1847 Ivory
Large bi-facially chipped obsidian blade Mesoamerican 61.8782 mahogany variety of obsidian
Ivory handle or fastener Arctic, Inuit 83.1152 Ivory
Effigy toggle Arctic, Inuit 83.1157 Ivory, Leather