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image thumbnail A child at Ambler Village - Kobuk Riv[er]. Title from sleeve. 2 1/4 B&W negative. AMRC. Steve McCutcheon Collection
image thumbnail Knife, Womans' Steel blade from a saw blade; 2 screw holes; antler handle much stained and polished from use; held on with wooden peg inserted through top of handle. Blade is 8 3/4". Ulu is 5 3/8" x 8 3/4". Purchased by donor's husband from Minnie Gray of Ambler for $10.00 in September 1972. Knife was made by her husband some years ago. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Mac shows weights made by Eskimo at Ambler Village, Kobuk River. Title from sleeve. Photographer's number: 12841. 2 1/4 B&W negative. AMRC. Steve McCutcheon Collection
image thumbnail Mamie Cleveland w[ith] bark basket use to save fish eggs at Ambler Village, Kobuk River. Title from sleeve. Photographer's number: 12837. 2 1/4 B&W negative. AMRC. Steve McCutcheon Collection
image thumbnail Mamie Cleveland, teenager of Ambler Village, holding old birch basket which has been used for storing fish eggs. Title taken from verso. Mamie Cleveland stands in front of fish drying rack holding birch bark basket, Ambler, Alaska. Photographer's number Ambler 217-3. July 25, 1962. Photographer: Steve McCutcheon. Original photograph size: 7" x 5". AMRC. General Photograph File;
image thumbnail Pestle Solid piece of wood; knob handle on top; flared, flat base; stained red; 5" tall; shows much use. Used for mashing up salmon eggs, cranberries, eskimo ice cream etc. "Koch'sin"Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, or if this is only place of origin and use. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Rope Alder-tanned moose hide rope. Hide is braided and pink-colored. Rope is coiled. See remarks field. Measures (as falls) 4.1 x 26.2 x 22.8 cm.Note from donor with object: "Alder tanned moose hide rope - Kobuk river area - Ambler probably" Ethnology;
image thumbnail Scraper Tapered bone with one end notched; other has a hole drilled through it. For mink, beaver, otter, etc. "No'shulk".Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Native Material Culture project undertaken by the UA Museum. Maker was seller's father. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, and use, or if this is only place of origin. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Scraper Handle of birch shaped to fit a right-handed person; blade of piece of sharpened barrel from a 12 gauge shotgun; a piece of cloth is used to wedge the barrel onto the handle.Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Native Material Culture project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, and use, or if this is only place of origin. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Sinker, Fishhook and Mammoth ivory sinker tapered on both ends. On the top of the sinker there is a darkened area (outter core). The sinker has one circular hole drilled into each end for line attachments. Looped through the bottom hole in the sinker is wire (picture wire). The wire is attached to a metal connector piece. The three wire, bent, barbless hooks are held together by a thin metal wire and attached to the metal connector piece. 21.5cm x 3.5cm. Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. Maker was seller's father. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, and use, or if this is only place of origin. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Steve McCutcheon looks over native bark basket at Ambler Village. Title from sleeve. Photographer's number: 12835. 2 1/4 B&W negative. AMRC. Steve McCutcheon Collection
image thumbnail Sticks, Poling Two birch poling sticks for canoe. Both slightly warped. Tapered. A: 133 3/4 cm (53 1/2") long. B: 133 1/8 cm (53 1/4") long. Used to punt the boat. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Woman of Ambler with bark baskets. Title from sleeve. People identified as (left-right): Elenora Cleveland Marina, Sidney Cleveland (son of Catherine), and Steven Cleveland (son of Mamie). Photographer's number: 12838. 2 1/4 B&W negative. AMRC. Steve McCutcheon Collection
image thumbnail Floats, Net Made from birch fungus; round with wire loop inserted for hanging on the net which it is being constructed; "och-kumay-lo-torak"? is the native name given in Inupiaq in the field collection notes, however it is also followed by a question mark. Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 11/18/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, or if this is only place of origin and use. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Fishhook Ivory shank tapered at both ends, the top end more so than bottom. The smaller tapered end has two holes drilled through it to accomadatethe picture wire wound through for leader. Attached to the loop made at the opposite end of the picture frame wire is a thin plastic line with three knots tied into it. The opposite end of the shank has a bent barbless nail extending from the flat side of the object for the point. Tied to the nail is a red bead used for a lure. Not including plastic line: 9cm x 1.5cm. Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. -Used for grayling and occasionally for pike. ("Schula" - grayling; "nik-sik" - hook). PCJ 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, or if this is only place of origin and use. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Fishhook Brass with barbless nail hook set in; wire loop wound with string. One circular eye has been carved out of the brass on one side of the piece. Another eye hole can be seen, but is obscured by the inset nail. 18cm x 2.7cm. Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, and use, or if this is only place of origin. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Ambler Village - school haul - Fall. Title taken from verso. View of women boarding Wien Alaska Airlines Pilatus Porter airplane in Ambler, Alaska, with man at right and village in background. Also from verso: "River Bar Airport" and "Pilatus Porter." Printed on airplane: "Wien Alaska Airlines" and "First in Alaska." People identified as (l-r) Angeline Douglas, Wynita Woods Lee, Genevieve Douglas Norris, Virginia Douglas Commack, and George Cleveland Sr. 1960-1965? Photographer: Frank Whaley. Original photograph size: 8" x 10". AMRC. Wien Collection;
image thumbnail Basket, Birch Bark Large, folded birch bark container found floating in the Ambler River. Willow rim rods and lashing of spruce root, and a rope, possibly cotton, tied along one of the long sides of the basket, possibly a handle. 20cm x 40cm x 28cm.Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture project undertaken by the UA Museum. 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, or if this is only place of origin and use. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Basket, Birch Bark Modern type made for sale; birch strips reversed and alternated for sides; flared; willow rim rods top and base; sewn with spruce root. Measures 11 x 21 cm.Collected in the field for the Modern Alaskan Material Culture Project undertaken by the UA Museum. 1/26/2004: Inventoried. PCJ 12/6/2011: In the field notes and paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, or if this is only place of origin and use. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Basket, Birch Bark Kobuk-style woven birch bark basket with spruce root lashing around a willow rim. Green thread visible inside basket along sides of base. Spruce root on bottom is reinforced with a second layer of spruce root. 5" or 13 cm diameter across top x 3" or 7.5 cm high x 4.25" or 11 cm diameter across base. Originally cost donors $65.00 *Catalog card states: "Original retail price $22.00" - undetermined where statement above came from. AJL Ethnology;
image thumbnail Basket, Birch Bark Round with a slight flare to the sides; double rim rod of split willow on both rim and base; sides of single diamond pattern formed by alternating out- and inside of bark strips; double bottom; rim bands; sewn with spruce root; base has cotton line interlaces with spruce root for added strength; 10 3/4" or 28cm across top; 4 1/8" or 10.5 cm tall; 9" or 22.5 cm across base.12/6/2011: In the paper file the "place" is listed as Ambler, but it is unclear if this was the place of collection, and use, or if this is only place of origin. MES Ethnology;
image thumbnail Basket, Birch Bark Folded birch bark basket with spruce root stitching and willow trim. Top rim has woven pattern using black goose grass. The exterior of the basket has four seperate pieces of interior exposed birch bark sewn into the top rim. Willow has been stripped and sewn on with spruce root. On underside of basket, written in blue ball point ink, there is a name written which appears to be "Alexandra". Measures 8.4 x 16.3 x 16.1 cm. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Canoe, Birch Bark Birch bark over frame - 14' long with one end decked over with bark (23" w x 46 1/4 long); sewn with spruce root and seamed with spruce pitch; paddle of birch 68" long - lashed to 2 of 5 crosspieces. Piece of bark 33 1/2" x 15 3/4" lashed down for seat. Exhibit; perm. 7/87 Made by Mark Cleveland for the Museum. 3/1/2005: Temporarily stored in SE Lobby for gallery renovation. AJL -Value has been based on a conversation with Joe Crusey at 09/10/2005 opening when he stated that "all his appraisals that were done in '98 and prior should be double now". CRS. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Dipper, Birch Bark Dipper made from birch bark and a twig Ethnology;
image thumbnail Esk[imo] Kids at Ambler Village on Kobuk River. Title from sleeve. 2 1/4 B&W negative. AMRC. Steve McCutcheon Collection

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