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Collection Highlight E280196: Disguise for Seal Hunting Cap


By Haley Bryant

This object, affiliated with the ‘Eskimo’, today known as Inuit, cultural group, is indexed in our catalog as a ‘hat’ but it more likely would have been worn over the face like a mask. In fact, the catalog information describes it as a ‘disguise’ to be worn while seal hunting, to allow the hunter to more easily approach a seal without frightening it away? This cap was collected near St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea by R. D. Moore and accessioned by the museum on October 10th, 1913.

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