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The Last Spear Throwers

TitleThe Last Spear Throwers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHALL, A.
JournalAlaska Magazine
Pagesxx-xx
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Hunting with Jimmy Okitkun on the Yukon delta, spearing seals with atlatl because in fresh water they sink if you shoot them. Spear of driftwood with ivory or brass harpoon. Chasing seal with motor boat, repeated throws up to 100 feet before success. Graphic shows “nuqaq” simple Arctic form with paddle handle, one hole for finger, ivory hook [much like the one I made]. [Nice article].

URLhttp://www.alaskamagazine.com/stories/0806/feature_atlatl.shtml
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