Wolverine-Tail

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FROM CARD: "NOTES FROM CATALOG BOOK: "THE SKIN OF THE WOLVERINE IS VERY MUCH VALUED BY THE ESKIMO. IT'S HEAD IS WORN AS A SORT OF CAP. WORN AS AN ORNAMENT ON THE BACK-ATTACHED TO THE BELT OR TO THE SKIRT."
From old tag for artifact, now filed in Anthropology Collections Lab accession file: "Tail of wolverine worn as an ornament on the back - attached to shirt or belt - by Eskimos of mouth of Mackenzie River."
Record Last Modified
10 Mar 2016
Specimen Count
1
Donor Name
Robert Kennicott
Accession Date
1863
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Accession Number
000177
USNM Number
E866-0
Culture
Eskimo
Topic
Ethnology
Place
Mackenzie River (mouth), Northwest Territories, Canada, North America
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Zoological