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Birchbark Canoes of the Fur Trade

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This invaluable source has at its core the author’s discovery of eight surviving original voyaging canoes of the nineteenth century. Based on unpublished record books and documents of French outfitters, traders, and travelers, as well as numerous other early documents, this history includes material never before published.

Providing detailed descriptions and illustrations of each element of these canoes, the book contains extensive chapters on the origins, manufacture, ...

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Overview

This invaluable source has at its core the author’s discovery of eight surviving original voyaging canoes of the nineteenth century. Based on unpublished record books and documents of French outfitters, traders, and travelers, as well as numerous other early documents, this history includes material never before published.

Providing detailed descriptions and illustrations of each element of these canoes, the book contains extensive chapters on the origins, manufacture, decoration, usage, sailing, portaging, repair, storage, equipment, and cargoes of voyaging canoes. For anyone interested in North American history, the fur trade, early military transport, and traditional Native American lifestyles, this is an essential resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965723008
  • Publisher: Silver Fox Enterprises
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 670
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy J. Kent is an independent scholar and lecturer living in Ossineke, Michigan. He is author of several books, including Tahquamenon Tales: Experiences of an Early French Trader and his Native Family and Fort Pontchartrain at Detroit, Volumes I and II: A Guide to the Daily Lives of Fur Trade and Military Personnel, Settlers, and Missionaries at French Posts.
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