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FROM CARD: "FOR CHILDREN. INVENTORIED 1974." # 1 of 2 Illus. Fig. 34, p. 44 in Crowell, Aron, Amy F. Steffian, and Gordon L. Pullar. 2001. Looking both ways: heritage and identity of the Alutiiq people. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press. Identified there: "Child's necklace. The four pockets of this child's necklace are sewn shut, and their contents (if any) are unknown. The necklace may be a protective amulet. Elder Lucille Antowak Davis remembers that Kodiak midwives saved and dried the amniotic sac of a newborn, and placed it in a cloth pouch that a child wore around her neck. The amulet provided reassurance and protection." Necklace # 1 of 2 pockets are made from red cloth. Necklace # 2 of 2 is very similar in design, but the four pockets are made from blue cloth.
Source of the information below: Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Alaska Native Collections: Sharing Knowledge website, by Aron Crowell, entry on necklace # 1 of 2, http://alaska.si.edu/record.asp?id=653, retrieved 9-19-2012: Necklace, Sugpiaq (Alutiiq), Chugach. y.uamillquaq "necklace" - Language: Chugach Sugpiaq (Prince William Sound dialect)
9 Feb 2016
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- NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
- Hinchinbrook Island / Nutshuk (Nuchek), Prince William Sound, Alaska, United States, North America
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- Necklaces. 1894-Feb-10. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhanthropology_8348750&repo=DPLA. (Accessed March 21, 2019.)
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- (1894-Feb-10) Necklaces. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhanthropology_8348750&repo=DPLA
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID%3Anmnhanthropology_8348750&repo=DPLA>.