Discussion in 'Paddling' started by Ahnkochee, Feb 12, 2018.
Excellent video. Thanks.
The Canadian Film Board also puts out a lot of native/heritage skills stuff. I'm pretty sure they have their own youtube channel you can search.
I've often wondered what the lie span of those canoes were. I suppose it would depend on frequency of use and general care, like anything else, but it would be nice to get an idea. Clearly, the native peoples produced them on a continuous basis, but were they strictly utility built or was there a family heirloom extension to building these beautiful boats. All of the materials used can last a very long time before becoming to brittle to be of any useful structural advantage.
I've watched this before it's inspirational
One method of storing was to sink it for the winter, best stored wet, filled with water and a few rocks. Kind of put storage for the winter into another perspective. Here is a birch bark canoe that was kept under cover. The owner had passed on and we were tasked to bring it out.
And how we moved it
I recall seeing the film's @Seeker mentioned in school. Old reel to reel projectors. If I recall correctly. The frames lasted a long time with proper care. The ability to find skin and glue material anywhere. Meant you could travel anywhere you found birch and water.
Here's a couple more interesting videos on the subject:
That was extremely interesting! Good Sunday afternoon viewing.