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Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America

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ISBN-10: 1560982969

ISBN-13: 9781560982968

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Edwin Tappan Adney, Howard I. Chappelle

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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.…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 3/17/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English