Axe with a curved blade and flat top with a spike at one end of the top and a point at the other end. The top of the handle is a 5.2 cm piece of metal. The bottom of the handle is a very slightly curved, 37 cm piece of brown wood with a blunt point at the tip. The wooden portion has long cracks along the handle. The metal portions are spotted with rust.
Axe with a curved metal blade with a flat top and a spike to one end. It is inserted into a groove in the top of the handle. The blade has only a few spots of rust. The piece, probably metal, which affixed the blade to the handle is missing. The handle is a 37 cm piece of brown wood with a blunt point at the tip. Caution! The blade is VERY loose in the handle.
Axe with an irregular shaped blade. Top of blade is curved upwars and goes back to a point. From this point the blade follows down to the wooden handle. From the handle the blade is straight and then curves up and outward. The upper 23.7 cm portion of handle is metal. The center section of the handle is made of wood with a 2.5 cm segment tapered much thinner than the rest of the wood. At the bottom of the handle is a piece of metal 7.6 cm in length. The top and bottom of this peice each have three bands of incised designs with lines, circles and dimond shapes. Though the blade and top metal piece are badly spotted with rust, the bottom metal piece has only tiny spots of rust. Display tag found with item states: "Aliwa (head-axe) from Ifugao tribe. As with all aliwas either blade or point may be used in attack. Point more frequently used to pick up head on fun after attack. Weapon well balanced despite its strange shape."
Head of a broadaxe, paper reads 'this is apparently a hand-forged broad ax which was supposedly used by Chinese labor in cutting and forming timber (perhaps for the cavalry post-Ft. Walla Walla) about 1870 to 1880.
Axe with a trapezoid shaped blade with a spike to one end and a slight point to the other. The top of the handle is a 3.5 cm metal piece with two bands of braided material around it. The lower portion of the handle is 36 cm of slightly curved wood with a blunt pointed knob at the tip. There are pieces of wood missing from near the center of the handle and near the tip, however, these apparently were gone during the original construction rather than vanishing later.
Miniature axe with a trapezoidal shaped blade with spikes at both ends with a small wooden handle. The handle measures about 10.2 cm in length and 1.9 cm in width. Blade is dull and shows severe signs of rusting. Towards the upper portion of the handle is a crack with a nail driven through it that slightly protrudes. The wood handle comes to a dull point at the end. Small sliver of wood broken off handle at towards the upper part.
Trapeziodal shaped axe head with spikes on both ends. One corner of the blade has a 2.7 cm protrusion of metal intended to insert into the top of a handle. The axe head is badly rusted. The handle is totally missing.
Small baby rattle, woven of cedar bark (?) with small handle. Shape is more square, but edges are rounded. Bit of green twine wrapped around handle. Inside rattle are metal scraps. Piece missing from top. Post-Contact.
Cuneiform Tablet, Display tag found with item states: "Babylonian Tablet 567 B.C." The tablet marked 5496 is the larger of the two and in the shape of a rectangle. It measures 4.4 cm in length, 3.1 cm in width, and 1.4 cm high. Cuneiform writing on one side, along one long edge, and in two bands down other side of tablet. Accession File state: "Babylonian Tablet-from Babylon 576 B.C. Purchased for $5.00 from E.J. Banks 06/07/1928
Bailer is carved from solid piece of wood. Eells says in his Notebooks that these were generally made of "alder, maple or laurel." It has a 3.5 inch handle and the diamond shape body Eells described as the first of three types of bailers he identified. On the inside is a white tag which is no longer legible. The back has written in pencil: "From old man Hee Hee age 60 years. Skokomish May 22, 1875 John..." (rest of name is not legible.) Accession File states: "Bailer. Twana and Clallam." Contact.
Bella Bella bailer is carved from a solid piece of wood. Handle is rounded at end-and has "mouth" shape carved in it. Scoop is oval at the handle and squared off at opposite end; about 8.5 inches long. Has water stains on inside and outside back and front. Writing in pencil on bottom reads: "HUL-HUL-O." Post-Contact.
Paper tag on inside reads: "bailing dish used for canoes Clallam,"and fits Eells' description of those generally used and made by the Clallam: "It is rectangular in shape at the rim, the sides and ends tapering almost to a point inside. It is 10 inches by 6 inches, and 2.5 inches deep. There is a groove nearly half an inch deep in the bottom of the outside..." (Castile, p.188). Also says a band was run through this groove, and the rim to form a handle. Post-Contact.
Bailer carved from single piece of wood. Dipper is diamond shaped, handle is plain with butt end. Some chipping around edges; no markings or decoration. Paper tag inside reads: "Twana bailer, Clallam Salmon Club." Post-Contact.
This bailer fits the description in the Notebooks of Eells of a modified version of the diamond shaped bailer: "the dipper (is) oval and quite shallow... the bowl is 8.5 by 10 inches and 2.5 inches deep...The end of the handle is a head similar to that of a horse." (Castile, p.188). Black stripe and "T" painted down the head of the handle. The outside or bottom is painted with a design of black "V" shapes and one shape of two connected "V"s. Post-Contact.
Small box with a sliding bamboo top. Bamboo also found on sides of box, but interior and bottom of box are wood. Box fastened together by what appears to be glue. No signs of wooden nails or pegs to hold together. Old catalogue tag found inside reads 11064-69. Lid has a deep scrape in it and does does not slide on to box securely. Accession Files states: "Small box, sliding top-bamboo."