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The Bark Canoes And Skin Boats Of North America

Author : Tappan Adney
ISBN : PSU:000021289804
Genre : Canoes and canoeing
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This bulletin explores the history and development of bark canoes, skin-covered canoes and kayaks in various regions of North America.
Category: Canoes and canoeing

The Bark Canoes And Skin Boats Of North America

Author : Edwin Tappan Adney
ISBN : 9781588345226
Genre : History
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The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those of birchbark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft. They could be used to carry heavy loads in shallow streams but were light enough to be hauled long distances over land. Built with Stone Age tools from available materials, their design, size, and appearance were varied to suit the many requirements of their users. Upon arrival in North America, European settlers began using the native-made craft for traveling through the wilderness. Even today, canoes are based on these ancient designs. This fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, diagrams, and photos. Included here are measurements, detailed drawings, construction methods, and models. The book covers canoes from Newfoundland to the Pacific Ocean, as well as umiaks and kayaks from the Arctic.
Category: History

The Survival Of The Bark Canoe

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9780374708597
Genre : Social Science
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In Greenville, New Hampshire, a small town in the southern part of the state, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. The Survival of the Bark Canoe is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. It is a book squarely in the tradition of one written by the first tourist in these woods, Henry David Thoreau, whose The Maine Woods recounts similar journeys in similar vessel. As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the differing types of bark canoes, whose construction varied from tribe to tribe, according to custom and available materials. In a style as pure and as effortless as the waters of Maine and the glide of a canoe, John McPhee has written one of his most fascinating books, one in which his talents as a journalist are on brilliant display.
Category: Social Science

Building A Birchbark Canoe

Author : David Gidmark
ISBN : 155297569X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A guide to building birchbark canoes in the Algonquin style. Includes history, overview of construction methods and looks at the techniques used by 4 Algonquin craftsmen.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Boats And Boating In The Adirondacks

Author : Hallie E. Bond
ISBN : 0815603746
Genre : Photography
File Size : 34.92 MB
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A history of small craft used from the earliest times, when water was the only highway, to the 20th century's recreational use of motor boats on the waterways of the Adirondacks.
Category: Photography

Bark Canoes

Author : John Jennings
ISBN : UCSC:32106017650075
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 90.81 MB
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The definitive reference to indigenous peoples' watercraft around the world. Tappan Adney (1868-1950) was an artist, writer, ethnographer, historian and modelmaker of unparalleled ability. He tirelessly documented the cultures and languages of vanishing native cultures. His most enduring legacy is the extraordinary 110 birchbark canoe models he handbuilt to exacting standards. The models, now held at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, were built to ensure future canoe builders had exact reproductions for reference. These historically accurate, 1:5 scale models were meticulously researched, and traditionally constructed using the identical materials of the originals. Many are based on canoes that were the last example of their type. Before such a canoe disintegrated, Adney measured and recorded its dimensions, consulted with native builders and studied historical photographs and paintings. The canoe models are organized into eight distinct groups: Maritimes Eastern Woodland Northwest Lower British Columbia Fur Trade Amur Valley Asia South America Each canoe model is beautifully photographed and accompanied by captions that outline the craft's origins, uses and technical details. Adney's amazing technical drawings for the models are also included. An extensive introduction covers Adney's life and provides information about native model builders, canoe decoration and fur trade heraldry. Bark Canoes is the definitive reference to indigenous -- and ingenious -- watercraft used around the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Willits Brothers And Their Canoes

Author : Patrick F. Chapman
ISBN : 9780786425730
Genre : Transportation
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"This combination biography and company history tells the story of Earl and Floyd Willits and their unique canoe company. Beginning with their family's westward migration from Iowa, it follows the brothers as they set about starting the business that woul
Category: Transportation