Bird decoy attached to the end of a fishnet to attract birds. Frank Andrew said: "One sits still behind it. When birds land, he shoots an arrow at them. I think this is a spectacled eider decoy."
E. W. Nelson, 1882, Department of Anthropology,
Smithsonian Institution 48699
NuusaarpakThree-pronged Bird Spear
Anchorage Municipal Acquisition Fund, Anchorage Museum 1982.078.003, 1982.078.004
Three-pronged bird spear and another with prongs midway down the shaft. Peter John said: "The nuusaarpak was used all the time for hunting food. It was like a .22 rifle and was always available in the kayak."
Pugsuaq SinewPtarmigan Net
Ptarmigan Net from the Kuskokwim. "Old women were never without ptarmigan nets," recalled Willie Kamkoff. "My grandmother also took a decoy made of a male ptarmigan's skin stuffed with moss to attract those birds."
S. Jackson, 1890s, Sheldon Jackson Museum IIS84b
Bola with walrus-tooth weights. Phillip Moses described bolas in flight: "Men waited by lakes and threw bolas at birds when they flew. When the bola hit, it wound around the bird and made it fall."