Pipe, made by Ohto - 2018.21.11.1_2


Pipe, made by Ohto

Maker: Inuit (Ihalmiut)
Geography: Nueltin Lake, Kivalliq Region, Nunavut
Date: July, 1948
1.5 × 11.5 cm
Object number: 2018.21.11.1
Credit Line: Farley Mowat Collection
Not on view

Termed by collector "Poitsu Gaiu wooden pipe." In 1947, Canadian writer and environmentalist Farley Mowat (1921-2014) worked as a field technician for the American naturalist, Francis Harper, studying barren-ground caribou in the Nueltin Lake area in what is now Nunavut’s Kivalliq Region. Around 1948, he began work with Frank Banfield, then Chief Mammalogist of the newly formed Canadian Wildlife Service, in the same area. Mowat likely collected these objects during his time in Nunavut with Banfield.

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