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Lecture to Cover Whaling and Other Alutiiq Sea Mammal Hunting Techniques

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Sea mammals were a staple in historic Alutiiq diets, and a lecture this week will cover the traditional methods and rituals of hunting them. Alutiiq Museum Curator of Archaeology Patrick Saltonstall says Alutiiq people hunted whales, porpoises, fur seals, and sea otters, and used a variety of projectile weapons. “They’d hunt them with throwing boards. They’d use it …

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