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Awl50.1/7736
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Points And Awls (25)16/854
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Awl3239/8 a-c
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Wooden awl, inside a beaded, lidded container. Long, rounded wood piece comes to a sharp point at bottom, flat on top end. Rawhide container (part c) holds awl in it's entirety, and includes an overlapping lid (part b) that is round at mouth, tapered at top.. Both are fully covered on exterior in blue glass beads with stripes of black and orange, with lid holding lines of pink along edges.

Culture
Kainai
Material
wood, glass and rawhide skin
Made in
Alberta, Canada
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bone Awl2.5E2016
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Awl | Wedge | Chisel16
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awl1927.1734 . 176420
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« Awls are described as wood-working tools because, according to Rogers (1967, p. 47), they were used by the Mistassini to make holes in snowshoe frames for the selvage thongs. However, they were certainly also used for making holes in hides. Of the three awls in the Speck collection, two have circular wooden handles into one end of which metal points are inserted. The point of the largest specimen appears to have been made from a small file (fig. 4f), while that of the smaller is made from a sharpened nail (fig. 4c). The third awl, with a point made from a small file or file fragment, has a bone handle (fig. 4b). Two of these specimens are from Kiskisink. » Vanstone, James W. "The Speck Collection of Montagnais Material Culture from the Lower St. Lawrence Drainage, Quebec." Fieldiana. Anthropology. New Series, No. 5 (October 29, 1982), p.7, fig 4c et f (p.32).

Culture
Ilnu, Montagnais and Innu
Material
“antler handle; iron point” ?
Made in
Pekuakami, Lac Saint-Jean, Lake St. John, Labrador, Canada
Holding Institution
The Field Museum
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awl1927.1734 . 176419
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« Awls are described as wood-working tools because, according to Rogers (1967, p. 47), they were used by the Mistassini to make holes in snowshoe frames for the selvage thongs. However, they were certainly also used for making holes in hides. Of the three awls in the Speck collection, two have circular wooden handles into one end of which metal points are inserted. The point of the largest specimen appears to have been made from a small file (fig. 4f), while that of the smaller is made from a sharpened nail (fig. 4c). The third awl, with a point made from a small file or file fragment, has a bone handle (fig. 4b). Two of these specimens are from Kiskisink. » Vanstone, James W. "The Speck Collection of Montagnais Material Culture from the Lower St. Lawrence Drainage, Quebec." Fieldiana. Anthropology. New Series, No. 5 (October 29, 1982), p.7, fig 4c et f (p.32).

Culture
Ilnu, Montagnais and Innu
Material
“wooden handle; long iron point” ?
Made in
Pekuakami, Lac Saint-Jean, Lake St. John, Labrador, Canada
Holding Institution
The Field Museum
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awl1927.1734 . 176418
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« Awls are described as wood-working tools because, according to Rogers (1967, p. 47), they were used by the Mistassini to make holes in snowshoe frames for the selvage thongs. However, they were certainly also used for making holes in hides. Of the three awls in the Speck collection, two have circular wooden handles into one end of which metal points are inserted. The point of the largest specimen appears to have been made from a small file (fig. 4f), while that of the smaller is made from a sharpened nail (fig. 4c). The third awl, with a point made from a small file or file fragment, has a bone handle (fig. 4b). Two of these specimens are from Kiskisink. » Vanstone, James W. "The Speck Collection of Montagnais Material Culture from the Lower St. Lawrence Drainage, Quebec." Fieldiana. Anthropology. New Series, No. 5 (October 29, 1982), p.7, fig 4c et f (p.32).

Culture
Ilnu, Montagnais and Innu
Material
“wooden handle; iron point” ?
Made in
Pekuakami, Lac Saint-Jean, Lake St. John, Labrador, Canada
Holding Institution
The Field Museum
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Awl, Woman'sE/2039
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