- Series: Bulletin (United States National Museum), 230. (Book 230)
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Smithsonian Books; Reprint edition (March 17, 1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1560982969
- ISBN-13: 978-1560982968
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
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The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America (Bulletin (United States National Museum), 230.) Paperback – March 17, 1983
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About the Author
Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950) was an artist, a writer, a photographer and the man credited with saving the art of birch bark canoe construction. He built more than 100 models of different types, which are now housed at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, VA. He is the author of The Klondike Stampede, a book, illustrated with his own photographs, about his experiences in the Yukon during the Gold Rush.
Howard Irving Chapelle (1901-1975) was a curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. He authored many books and articles on maritime history and marine architecture.