A dog whip used by RCMP Inspector Cyril Kirk who was posted in Aklavik. The whip was made by Martha Stewart, whose husband Andy Stewart was a Special Constable in Aklavik at that time. The lash is dyed with burnt alder or willow ash. The handle rattles when shaken. There may be lead pellets inside, for weight.
An adze blade fragment made from a piece of green nephrite, excavated at Cache Point, a large Thule Inuit whaling village. Cache Point is located atop a bluff on Richards Islands in the East Channel of the Mackenzie Delta.
An old fashioned pilot-style hat made of white-tanned caribou hide with beaded decoration and white flannel lining. This hat was made in Aklavik in 1937. The style was inspired by the aviators, the Lindbergs, and was called the ‘Lindy hat’. In July 1931, Charles and Anne Lindberg left New York to follow an Arctic route to the far east. They stopped in Aklavik for four days before continuing westward to Alaska and eventually the Kamchatka Peninsula.