- Bodkin, mid-late 19th century
- Bone, paint
- Alaska, Arctic, United States
- L: 8 3/4 in, dia.: 3/8 in (L: 22.2 cm, dia.: 1.0 cm)
- Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
Inscribed, in faded ink, "36607 Alaska, Nelson".
This bodkin is made from a long polished pointed bone. The butt has a turned ball, a neck and seven incised circles painted black.