Anaktuvuk Pass: Images

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image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 1 of 20 Simon Paneak builds a skin house. Three men talking. Some of the building supplies for the skin house are in view.Skin house building materiels consist of: (A) Two bundles of sewn-together caribou hides; used for covering the willow framework of the Anaktuvuk Pass " skin house" owned by the museum. There is also a rain cover of dehaired hides and a door of a grizzly bear hide. (B) Rawhide (babiche) Lace, long lace is tied together, and because of age is very dry. It is yellow colored, mostly 0.5 cm wide. (C) Piece of wood with knot tied to it. Wood has dirt on one end. Knot has shifted its color into yellowish-orange. (D) Window, made of bearded seal gut. It is torn apart. Missing some pieces. Gut is sewn together by sinew. (E) Rain cover of dehaired caribou hides; made to protect the (haired) hides forming the covering of the Anaktuvuk Pass dwelling.(F) 26 curved willow sticks that make up the frame of the house. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 10 of 20 Simon Paneak attaches a support member in the construction of a skin house. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 11 of 20 A man kneeling next to the hide covering for a skin house. The house frame can be seen behind. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 12 of 20 Construction of a skin house with one wall attached. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 13 of 20 Image showing how the hide appears to attach to the frame with a string is tied to the support and through the skin. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 14 of 20 Simon Paneak (outside) with the assistance of a man inside attach the hide covering to the skin house. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 15 of 20 A section of the hide covering is attached to a skin house. This section has a gut window. Simon Paneak is on the inside and another man is assisting from outside. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 16 of 20 Skin house with the hides in place showing the door with a cross on it and a gut window. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 17 of 20 Close up view of a skin house after construction is complete. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 18 of 20 Skin house after construction with a light covering of snow. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 19 of 20 Close up view of a skin house after construction. It appears the window has been opened. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 20 of 20 A close up of the skin house after construction is complete and a recent snowfall shows on the exterior. The window appears to have been opened. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 3 of 20 Simon Paneak makes the first connection of two support members for the skin house. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 4 of 20 Simon Paneak aligns a support member in the construction of a skin house. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 5 of 20 Simon Paneak aligns and attaches a support for the skin house. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Wood mask Male mask; carved wooden face. Snow goggles of wood with faint pink wash are attached; fur mustache and beard; wolf fur ruff; furs are nailed to wood; sinew cord on back for hanging; 16" long. Created in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 6 of 20 Simon Paneak ties a support member in place while constructing a skin house. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Caribou fur/skin pants Pair of caribou skin/fur pants; upper seat very worn; sewn with sinew; legs have insets of white caribou hair set into brown; boots are sewn on just above ankles; soles have caribou inside; aprox. 39" from front waist to toe of boot. Pants created in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Wood Mask Wood, male; trimmed with wolf ruff; dark fur eyebrows; mustache and beard of brown and white fur; mouth, eyes, nostrils open, Unpainted, 9" long, "Kakeina" written in pencil on back; string lopped through nostrils for hanging. Mask was created in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Construction of a skin house 7 of 20 The superstructure of the skin house in place. House was created by Simon Paneak and various other people from Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska. Ethnology;
image thumbnail Kayak Paneak, Simon (maker). Frame in good condition; made of Canadian white spruce obtained by museum locally for Simon's use in constructing kayak; hides sewn on with cord and seams greased with caribou tallow; hides were green and split in the drier atmosphere of Fairbanks; wood stained red; 19'5" in length; some of the hides cut along seams to prevent warpage of frame as they shrank. (When received, frame was 19' 7 3/4" in length.) Made by Simon Paneak; local Anaktuvuk Pass women sewed the hides on. In photograph from left to right: Raymond and Roosevelt Paneak, sons of Simon and Susie Paneak. Photograph by James H. Barker. Ethnology
image thumbnail Kayak Paneak, Simon (maker). Frame in good condition; made of Canadian white spruce obtained by museum locally for Simon's use in constructing kayak; hides sewn on with cord and seams greased with caribou tallow; hides were green and split in the drier atmosphere of Fairbanks; wood stained red; 19'5" in length; some of the hides cut along seams to prevent warpage of frame as they shrank. (When received, frame was 19' 7 3/4" in length.) Made by Simon Paneak; local Anaktuvuk Pass women sewed the hides on. Kayak is paddled by Roosevelt Paneak, son of Simon and Susie Paneak. Photograph by James H. Barker. Ethnology
image thumbnail Kayak Paneak, Simon (maker). Frame in good condition; made of Canadian white spruce obtained by museum locally for Simon's use in constructing kayak; hides sewn on with cord and seams greased with caribou tallow; hides were green and split in the drier atmosphere of Fairbanks; wood stained red; 19'5" in length; some of the hides cut along seams to prevent warpage of frame as they shrank. (When received, frame was 19' 7 3/4" in length.) Made by Simon Paneak; local Anaktuvuk Pass women sewed the hides on. Kayak is paddled by Roosevelt Paneak, son of Simon and Susie Paneak. Photograph by James H. Barker. Ethnology
image thumbnail Kayak Paneak, Simon (maker). Frame in good condition; made of Canadian white spruce obtained by museum locally for Simon's use in constructing kayak; hides sewn on with cord and seams greased with caribou tallow; hides were green and split in the drier atmosphere of Fairbanks; wood stained red; 19'5" in length; some of the hides cut along seams to prevent warpage of frame as they shrank. (When received, frame was 19' 7 3/4" in length.) Made by Simon Paneak; local Anaktuvuk Pass women sewed the hides on. Photograph by James H. Barker. Ethnology
image thumbnail Kayak Paneak, Simon (maker). Frame in good condition; made of Canadian white spruce obtained by museum locally for Simon's use in constructing kayak; hides sewn on with cord and seams greased with caribou tallow; hides were green and split in the drier atmosphere of Fairbanks; wood stained red; 19'5" in length; some of the hides cut along seams to prevent warpage of frame as they shrank. (When received, frame was 19' 7 3/4" in length.) Made by Simon Paneak; local Anaktuvuk Pass women sewed the hides on. Kayak is paddled by Roosevelt Paneak, son of Simon and Susie Paneak. Photograph by James H. Barker. Ethnology

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