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Artifact of the Month

Featured Artifact

The Sheldon Jackson Museum's August Artifact of the Month is a twined cedar bark covered bottle (SJ-I-C-9). Still vibrantly colored, the basketry-covered bottle is in excellent condition and was likely made in the early 20th century. This colorful example of Tsimshian basketry was generously donated to the museum by Gladys Whitmore of Sitka on Dec. 10th, 1976.

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To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please email Jackie Hamberg (jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov).

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2012

  • December: 1827 Russian Painting
  • November: Alutiiq Mask
  • October: Alutiiq Mask
  • September: Hemp Socks from the Kuskokwim River
  • August: Siberian Bola
  • July: Fish skin sewing kit from the Lower Yukon region
  • June: Two Bentwood Hats From Anvik
  • May: Selection of human figurines
  • April: Pair of Nushagak Masks
  • March: Engraved Octagonal Pipe
  • February: Ceremonial Headpiece
  • January: Alutiiq Kayak Model

2011

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Mask from Anvik
  • November: Inupiat Harpoon Blade Boxes
  • October: Point Hope Mask
  • September: Strands of Glass Beads
  • August: Wooden Batten from King Island
  • July: Tsimshian Eagle Plaque
  • June: Athabascan Gift Stick
  • May: Pair of Yup'ik Dolls from Goodnews Bay
  • April: Drawings by Robert Mayokok
  • March: Aleut Basketry Hat
  • February: Two reproductions of old Tlingit carvings
  • January: Painting of Horse Creek Mary

2010

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Tlingit bone armor
  • November: Raven's Tail Bag
  • October: Innocent Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna Portrait
  • September: Tlingit Killer Whale Spoon
  • August: Tlingit Deer Hoof Rattle
  • July: Tlingit Silver Souvenir Spoon
  • June: Tlingit Copper Spoon
  • May: Jumbo Spruce Root Basket
  • April: Rudolph Walton Silver Spoon
  • March: Ethel Washington Inupiat Dolls
  • February: Charles Edenshaw Spoon
  • January: Kayak Model

2009

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Yu'pik Child's Parka
  • November: Navajo Weaver Model
  • October: Aleut/Alutiq Boots
  • September: Athabascan Drum and Beater
  • August: Yup'ik Mask
  • July: Tlingit Spruce Root Collection Plate
  • June: Wood and Metal Inupiaq Pipe
  • April: Silver Souvenir Spoons
  • March: Haida Spruce Root Basket
  • February: Miniature Tlingit Feast Bowl
  • January: Argillite Ship Panel Pipe

2008

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Tlingit Basket
  • November: Ojibwa Birch Bark and Porcupine Quill Box
  • October: Athabascan dagger and sheath
  • September: Yup'ik Fish Trap and Kayak Model
  • August: stone pendant
  • July: Athabascan Willow Root Basket
  • June: Yup'ik Eskimo clay pot
  • May: Mystery stone ball
  • April: Kotzebue Sound bird net
  • March: Tlingit spruce root basket
  • February: Tlingit carved silver napkin rings
  • January: Tlingit silver souvenir spoon

2007

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Tlingit carved copper spoon
  • November: California obsidian projectile point
  • October: spruce root basket
  • September: Tlingit carved silver spoon
  • August: Eskimo Men's Bowl
  • July: Memorabilia of President Harding's visit to the museum
  • June: Inupiaq drum
  • May: Wrangell garnet
  • April: Ivory and silver cribbage board
  • March: Tlingit model dance paddles
  • February: Arctic engraved projectile piece
  • January: Spruce root basket

2006

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Siberian ice scoop
  • November: Northern California soapweed brush
  • October: Tsimshian silver spoon
  • September: Siberian child's bow
  • August: Tsimshian cedar basket
  • July: Tlingit carved silver souvenir spoons
  • June: Inupiaq ivory bow drill
  • May: 19th Century surgical case and equipment
  • April: Eskimo lance points
  • March: Kat-le-an's night stick and handcuffs
  • February: Child-sized Tlingit moccasins
  • January: Haida spoons of wood and horn

2005

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Inupiat ice creepers from Wales
  • November: Ojibwe birch bark basket
  • October: Tlingit beaded eagle emblem
  • September: Aleut stone lamp
  • August: Tlingit bone knife
  • July: Athabascan moccasins
  • June: Inupiat ivory ladle
  • May: Theodore Richardson watercolor
  • April: Tlingit silver souvenir pieces
  • March: Beaded spruce root basket
  • February: Mammoth jawbone
  • January: Tlingit red-corner bentwood box

2004

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Eskimo grass basket
  • November: Winnowing basket
  • October: Tlingit bone knife
  • September: Athabascan moccasins
  • August: Carved spoon
  • July: Silver bracelets
  • June: Grass basket
  • May: Tlingit canoe model
  • April: Eskimo paddle blade
  • March: Woven grass basket
  • February: Carved silver bracelet
  • January: Child's fish skin parka

2003

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Eskimo pottery dish
  • November: Hopi Kachina doll
  • October: Carved Tlingit shaman doll
  • September: Northwest Coast style canoe model
  • August: Aleut grass mat
  • July: Carved silver spoons
  • June: Yup’ik caribou hide mukluks
  • May: Tlingit grease dish
  • April: Eskimo squirrel parka
  • March: Tlingit basket making materials
  • February: Aleut wall-pocket
  • January: Kashevarof comb

2002

To request one of our artifact's informational sheets, please contact Jackie Hamberg at jacqueline.fernandez-hamberg@alaska.gov.

  • December: Haida basket
  • November: Plains Indian quill work
  • October: Sea Lion Bowl
  • September: Aleut doll set
  • August: Cedar bark basket
  • July: Athabascan mittens
  • June: Eskimo hunting visor
  • May: 1887 booklet on Muir Glacier
  • April: Silver tongs
  • March: Octopus bag
  • February: Walrus skull and tusk
  • January: Eskimo grass basket

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