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Birchbark Canoe: Living Among the Algonquins

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In BIRCHBARK CANOE, you will discover the dying art of birchbark canoe building as seen through the eyes of someone who is passionate about it.

Synopsis:

Discover the dying art of birchbark canoe building as seen through the eyes of someone who is passionate about it. In this book David Gidmark tells the story of the building of a traditional birchbark canoe and his apprenticeship learning the skills and the language of the Algonquin of western Quebec.

Through learning how to do (how to strip the bark from the tree, fashion gunwales from the cedar logs, carve the ribs with a crooked knife and sew the huge sheets of bark onto the frame with spruce root) David Gidmark learns how to see the wilderness and relate to it in Algonquin ways that are very different from ours. As his knowledge increases, so does his respect for the culture and wisdom of native peoples.

Part way through this odyssey, he meets his future wife, Ernestine, a young Ojibway woman who was taken at the age of five from her family and placed in a residential school. As she and David made a life together in the woods, she was able to begin relearning her language and culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552091500
Subtitle:
Living Among the Algonquins
Author:
Gidmark, David
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Location:
Willowdale, Ont. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Canoes and canoeing
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
North American
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Boatbuilding
Subject:
Algonquian indians
Subject:
Algonquin Indians.
Subject:
Canots
Subject:
Algonquin
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Canoes and canoeing -- Quâebec (Province)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Algonquin Indiens Bateaux. ., Canots.
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
September 1997
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
9.37x6.77x.70 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Product details 202 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552091500 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Discover the dying art of birchbark canoe building as seen through the eyes of someone who is passionate about it. In this book David Gidmark tells the story of the building of a traditional birchbark canoe and his apprenticeship learning the skills and the language of the Algonquin of western Quebec.

Through learning how to do (how to strip the bark from the tree, fashion gunwales from the cedar logs, carve the ribs with a crooked knife and sew the huge sheets of bark onto the frame with spruce root) David Gidmark learns how to see the wilderness and relate to it in Algonquin ways that are very different from ours. As his knowledge increases, so does his respect for the culture and wisdom of native peoples.

Part way through this odyssey, he meets his future wife, Ernestine, a young Ojibway woman who was taken at the age of five from her family and placed in a residential school. As she and David made a life together in the woods, she was able to begin relearning her language and culture.

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