Harpoon sheath (head cover), from Government of Nunavut Collection, photo courtesy of Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Accession Number 985.056.072b.

Harpoon head cover

This harpoon head cover was used by Stephen Angulalik and his family. He was a hunter, trapper and trader who lived at Perry River area and later moved to Cambridge Bay.

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Inuit were very careful to care for tools and weapons because it took great effort to make them. Maintaining sharp edges was essential so protective coverings were common.