About this object


The village of Nanwalek was originally the site of a Russian Trading Post called Alexandrovsk. It was later known as English Bay. In 1991, the community changed the name of English Bay to Nanwalek. Many of the current residents are of mixed Russian and Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) lineage. The carving was said to be from Alaska, and has Alexandrovsk written on the end, so presumably that is where it was collected.

Physical description

Toy spear. Conical point. Nail set in apex. "Alexandrovsk" printed on shaft.