Native American Shipwrecks

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Recently discovered remains of Native American boats have taught underwater archaeologists about the daily life and culture of people who lived thousands of years ago. Learn for yourself about the dugout canoes found at the bottom of a lake in North Carolina, the artifacts from a buried Indian village on the Washington coast, and a log canoe found deep inside an underwater cave off Puerto Rico -- the only surviving boat of the now-extinct Lucayan.

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Overview

Recently discovered remains of Native American boats have taught underwater archaeologists about the daily life and culture of people who lived thousands of years ago. Learn for yourself about the dugout canoes found at the bottom of a lake in North Carolina, the artifacts from a buried Indian village on the Washington coast, and a log canoe found deep inside an underwater cave off Puerto Rico -- the only surviving boat of the now-extinct Lucayan.

Examines archaeological excavations of the watercraft of ancient Native Americans and what the findings tell us about the daily life and culture of people who lived thousands of years ago.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780531164730
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Watts Library Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.89 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Into the Deep 5
Chapter 1 Boats of the Native Americans 9
Chapter 2 Log Boats in the Lake 15
Chapter 3 Skin Boats of the Frozen North 21
Chapter 4 The Canoe from the Blue Hole 27
Chapter 5 Bark Canoes 33
Chapter 6 Reed Boats 39
Chapter 7 Ozette 45
Chapter 8 Keeping Traditions Alive 51
Glossary 55
To Find Out More 57
A Note on Sources 60
Index 61
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