Posted 3 years ago
These baskets were given to my grandfather for medical care he gave to them from 1885 a 1890. He would sew up wounds, treat broken bones, etc. He was in Alaska working for an oil company as a field worker. Growing up on a farm, he learned how to heal animals and used to work for a vet.
He was very respected by the Eskimos and they would give him the baskets as payment for his helping them.
They are an extinct tribe now.