9780881505030

CANOE CL

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  • ISBN13:

    9780881505030

  • ISBN10:

    088150503X

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-17
  • Publisher: CTRYMAN

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Summary

There is hardly a river or lake in North America that was not first seen from the gunwale of a canoe. Centuries before the invention of the train and the motorboat, canoes were used for exploration, trade, war, and the hunt. Indians crafted canoes out of dugout logs, birch bark, and animal hides; French colonists employed courier canoes; and the Spanish explorers brought cane and woodcrafts with them to new lands. The canoe has brought together Native Americans and European colonists, promoted exploration, and changed the economy forever with the onset of the fur trade. Hundreds of years later, it continues to hold practical, ceremonial, and totemic significance for many North Americans. The Canoe: An Illustrated History explores the role of this elegantly simple craft in history and modern culture. With accounts of historic canoe trips and infamous battles, detailed explanations of Native American canoe-building techniques, and more than 80 photographs, The Canoe is a must-read for paddlers and history buffs alike. A beautiful package. 45 color photographs.

Author Biography

Jim Poling, Sr. is the retired general manager and editor of The Canadian Press news agency. He is a frequent contributor to Cottage Life and Ontario Out of Doors magazines

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(6)
The First Canoeists
13(26)
Cultures Joined on Water
39(18)
Paddling for Riches
57(18)
Wars along the Waters
75(14)
Transition
89(12)
The Power of Symbolism
101(16)
The Power of the Journey
117(16)
Canoeing in the 21st Century
133

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