Preserved Aboriginal Canoes in Western Canada

By Richard L. Coulton, published August 1977


The paper argues for a study of the development of aboriginal canoes, primarily to understand better the early evolution of the ship. But to be useful, a knowledge of aboriginal canoes would need to be reasonably comprehensive. The author provides a list, with illustrations, of canoe types native to Western Canada and encourages the production of comparable lists in order to improve the usefulness of aboriginal canoes to the marine historian.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Archaeology | Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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