late 1800s-early 1900s
Figure: 10.5 x 4 cm (4 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Gift of W. A. Price 1921.1580
Marine and river resources were crucial on the Northwest Coast-particularly salmon, a staple food, and fur-bearing sea otters and seals, the latter valued for their meat, blubber, and skin. The clubs used to kill otters and seals are often carved to represent such marine predators as the sea lion or the killer whale.
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