Model Harpoon

About this object


According to the old Museum ledger, Ian M. Mackinnon presented Frank Burnett with this collection of Inuit objects. They were collected during his three years of residence in the Coppermine River area, probably 1921-24.

Physical description

Miniature harpoon with a wooden shaft. Attached at one end is a curved blade-like bone tied with sinew; other end has a sharp nail inserted into bone and tied with sinew.