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.
A dagger-like knife with an iron blade and bone shaft. The blade is attached with a copper rivet. The nearby 1854 wreck of Robert McClure’s ship ‘Investigator’ would have been a good source of sheet copper and other metal for people frequenting Banks Island. The item was collected by geologist Don Yont in 1961 on Mercy Bay, Banks Island.
A pair of adult-sized boots made of deep blue-dyed seal skin, with commerical hide soles. Sewn by machine and by hand. Crow boot style, with stiff, high ankles open at the front, and trimmed with dark brown beaver fur.