Model of a kayak with prominent upturned ends that are distinctive of Inuvialuit kayaks. The frame is made from wood, and the cover is made from several pieces of hide stretched over the frame and stitched together. Deck lashings made from braided sinew for holding hunting implements are attached fore and aft of the cockpit, and a lance holder made from bone or antler is attached near the front end. The lashing in front of the cockpit has a bead attached to it, possibly representing a rest for a lance or harpoon used in conjunction with the holder. The model includes a two-bladed paddle and a throwing board, both of which are made of wood. The paddle is decorated with red and black lines made using ochre and charcoal encircling the blades. The throwing board has ochre lines on its upper surface.
FROM CARD: "SENT AS A GIFT TO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS. BATTLE CREEK, MICH., OCT.7,. 1924. FRAME OF WOODEN STRIPS. COVERED WITH SKIN; MANHOLE IN THE CENTER; BOW AND STERN BEAKED; PADDLE ACCOMPANYING. LENGTH, 20 INCHES. 1666: INVENTORY RECORDS NOTE OBJECT STILL HERE. BATTLE CREEK OBJECT #1666 IS SMALL POT. SI #1666 SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR INCORRECT NO. (SEE ACC. #9899.)."