Notes on the Boats of Siberia Part I
A Tungus bark canoe seen by Nansen at Khaborovsk, on the Lower Amur, attracted his attention by its “shapely lines,” which are “an example of how· superior to other Siberian peoples in their sense of elegant forms is this ancient and widely diffused race”. In any reference to Tungus boats, it is important to bear in mind that their builders are a distinct race of the Amur region of North East Asia, and that in the Manchus they gave a dynasty to China.
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