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Protective hide body armor of the historic Chukchi and Siberian Eskimos

Protective hide body armor of the historic Chukchi and Siberian Eskimos
Pages: 3 - 24
Auteur(s) / Author(s): James W. Vanstone

Au début du siècle, le Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) fit l'acquisition à Mys Dezhneva sur la côte nord-est de l'Asie d'une armure qui comprenait une jupe faite de lanières de peaux télescopées, d'une cuirasse recouverte de peau ainsi que des jambières d'ivoire de mammouth. L'article passe en revue les descriptions historiques et ethnographiques de l'utilisation de ce type de vêtement protecteur par les Chukchi et les Esquimaux sibériens.



A suit of armor including telescoping banded skirt of hide, skin-covered cuirass, and a pair of mammoth ivory greaves in the collections of Field Museum of Natural History was acquired in the early years of this century at Mys Dezhneva on the coast of northeastern Asia. Historic and ethnographic accounts of the use of this style of protective clothing by the Chuckchi and Siberian Eskimos are examined.