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Artifact of the Month

light colored wood bucket with off-white handle and inscription at top

Featured Artifact

The Sheldon Jackson Museum August artifact of the month is a bentwood bucket (SJ-II-Y-101). The bucket is a beautifully constructed example of a utilitarian container traditionally found in Yupiit and Inupiat homes. It showcases a woodworking technique employed by many indigenous peoples in Alaska.

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