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Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney

Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney (Hardback)

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Edwin Tappan Adney (1868 - 1950) - artist, writer, ethnographer, historian and modelmaker of unparalleled ability - singlehandedly preserved the fading history of Native bark canoe construction in North America by building 100 historically accurate canoe models, many based on canoes that were the last remaining examples of their type. These 1:5 scale models (now on display at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia) were built to ensue that future canoe builders had exact reproductions for reference. The canoe models, based on 63 years of research, are organised into eight distinct groups: - East Coast Maritime Canada - Northwest Canada - Hudson's Bay Fur Trade - Eastern Canadian Woodland - Lower British Columbia - Amur Valley (China/Russia) - Asia - South America - Definitive reference to indigenous peoples' watercraft around the world. Includes the complete illustrated text of Edney's 1890 essay How an Indian Birch-Bark Canoe is Made, plus information about native model builders, canoe decoration and fur trade heraldry.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoplesSport & HobbiesHobbies, quizzes & gamesHobbiesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoatingCanoeing & kayaking Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/04/2004 ISBN-13: 9781552977330  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Jennings is an associate professor at Trent University, a specialist in frontier history and editor of The Canoe: A Living Tradition.

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