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Men’s paddle carved from cedar wood. The shaft is flattened with a "T" style grip mortised at top The blade is flat with one side of the tip missing. There are other cracks in the blade.

Object History

Style of blade indicates it is a man’s paddle, for everyday use (see Barnett 1955:116). Anthropologist Homer Barnett notes: “Paddles were made of yellow cedar, yew, and maple. Those of maple and cedar were painted, the man’s being black and the woman’s red. A smoky pitch fire and oil gave an impenetrable black (116). Men’s paddles had a crutch or crosspiece handle – either one piece or doweled on. There were different shapes of paddles for women, steering, sealing and night hunting.

Marks & Labels

"Yale" written on tag.

Item History

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