• Culture/People:

    Tlingit [Stikine]

  • Object name:

    Knife and sheath

  • Date created:

    1840-1890 (dagger: 1840-1860; sheath 1880-1890)

  • Place:

    Etolin Island; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Iron blade, ivory, abalone/haliotis shell, brass, caribou hide/skin, wool cloth, cotton cloth, glass bead/beads, dentalium shell/shells

  • Techniques:

    Carved, inlaid, wrapped, sewn, appliquéd, overlay beadwork, edge beaded

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by Chief Shakes (probably Kaawishté, Chief Shakes V, who held the title Chief Shakes until his passing in 1878); acquired from members of the Shakes family, probably between 1905 and 1910, by Judge Nathan Bijur (1862-1930); inherited by Harry Bijur; purchased from Harry Bijur in 1965.

  • Dimensions:

    46 x 5 x 2 cm

  • Catalog number:

    23/5601

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