This ulu features a scene of a dogsled. Today, people from all around the world gather in Alaska to participate in the famous Iditarod Dogsled race. It is an annual long-distance race that takes place in early March and runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Mushers, along with a team of 14 dogs, cover the distance anywhere between 8-15 days, sometimes more.
About the scrimshander (artist) of this piece:
Donna Wilcox has always been interested in art, and she got her first easel in 3rd grade. She has been doing scrimshaw since 1976. Her works have been featured in several museums, and sold throughout the United States and Alaska