They Hunt Whales With Poison Spears

Whale Hunting Using Poison Spears

Native history includes past techniques for whale hunting using poison spears, and archaeological findings support the history.

The Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, FrontierScientists and the video production company WonderVisions present “The Cape Alitak Petroglyphs”, a series of short videos that explore Alutiiq heritage at the southern tip of Kodiak Island. Produced with support from the National Park Service Shared Beringian Heritage program and a Tribal Historic Preservation grant, the videos document recent archaeological research on Kodiak rock art and archaeological findings.

Whale Hunting Using Poison Spears

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Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs

The Petroglyphs of Kodiak Island — Prehistoric rock art decorates Kodiak Island. Ancient depictions of faces, people, and animals pecked into granite bedrock serve as a fascinating glimpse into the Alutiiq peoples’ rich heritage. Explore Native... Read More >