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Image: Ivory eye (ring) for sledge dog traces

Ivory eye (ring) for sledge dog traces
Greenland transportation

ca. 1908?
3 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. (8 x 3 x 1 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk)

Object Type: transportation
Creation Places: North America, Greenland, Northwest Greenland
Medium and Support: ivory
Credit Line: Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan
Accession Number: 1967.94.a
Inughuit hunters hitch each dog to the sledge individually in a fan formation. Ivory trace buckles attached the sealskin lines, or traces, to the sledge. Donald MacMillan used these on the North Pole and Crocker Land expeditions.

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