Angalqataq

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Angalqataq is a seal retrieving hook, that can be used to hook a seal that had been caught on the coast. It may also be used for any other animal that was killed in water, whether it be a bird, deer or a walrus. The hooks are called kukingquq. The base is wood, and the hooks are as good as stainless steel rods. The rope is nylon rope. This tool was adapted from a man named Qalu from Ungaziq in Chukotka over a hundred years ago. He lived on Saint Lawrence Island for a year, and the men on the island observed him, and the usefulness of the tool. So the men of the island made this hook and used it from then on.
AngalqataqSaint Lawrence Island
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