Cape Vancouver throwing board.
Similar in style to the Nunivak model but with the addition of a peg for the pinkey finger.
Mr. Dall collected a large number of two-pegged sticks from Nunivak Island and four three-pegged sticks labeled the same. Mr. Nelson also collected four three-pegged sticks, but labels them Kushunuk, Cape Vancouver, on the mainland opposite Nunivak. In these three-pegged sticks the ring-finger and the little finger are enclosed together. This should be compared with Mr. Turner's Saint Michael specimen, in which the last three fingers are enclosed together. It remains to be seen and is worthy of investigation whether crossing a narrow channel would add a peg to the throwing-stick.
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