This history of Indigenous canoes from the Northwest Coast of North America includes the first comprehensive review of canoe types from the time of Newcomer contact in the late 18th century to contemporary times. Drawings, paintings, lines drawings and models illustrate canoes from the Columbia River to the Alaskan Panhandle. The canoe-making revival that began in the late 20th century is featured and canoe makers, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous are identified. More than fifty colour photographs illustrate canoes paddled in the annual Tribal Journeys from many locations along the Northwest Coast to a single celebratory rendezvous hosted by a First Nation.

Maritime Heritage in the Salish Sea

The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area showcases the rich marine history of the Pacific Northwest. By Lisa Mighetto Sailing is an activity steeped in the past. Who has not cruised by an old wharf or a crumbling pier and wondered what was there before? Or encountered a vintage vessel and imagined its glory days? Sailors are confronted with history and

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Book on Northwest Coast Canoes Features Nuu-chah-nulth Stories

A new book showcasing the historical views and development of canoes as well as contemporary stories featuring canoes has been published. Alan L. Hoover, a retired curator and manager at the Royal British Columbia Museum co-authored Northwest Coast Canoes of Indigenous North America, which was released in December 2020. Hoover collaborated on the book with retired researcher and author Eugene

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Sacred Journey: An artistic look at the Pacific Northwest’s canoe culture

Born in Bella Bella and based in Vancouver, Hall is one of three artists working on the exhibit — itself an extension of a larger initiative to explore and celebrate the symbolism, culture and importance of the ocean canoe to the Heiltsuk and other First Nations along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Read More at The Yorkton This Week

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Canoes of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

The First Nations people of the Northwest Coast are renowned for their elegantly engineered canoes. Ranging in length from three to twenty metres, canoes were essential for travel, transport, hunting, and trade. Different coastal communities developed distinctive styles to suit their particular needs. Each canoe is made from a single cedar log, carved and steamed into shape. Haida canoes were

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