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Title
Yurok canoe on Trinity River
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 13, plate 443
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
The Yurok canoe is simply a hollowed section of a redwood log. The aboriginal implements for canoe-making were a stone hammer and an elk-horn chisel for cutting the log and removing a number of slabs in order to reduce it to the desired thickness, and an elk-horn adz for finishing the surface. The actual hollowing was accomplished by means of fire. The craft shown in the plate is hardly an average example as to workmanship, but at best Yurok canoes are rather crude.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00323.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/324
Language
English
Subject
California
Canoes and canoeing
Clothing and dress
Equipment and supplies
Landscape photography
Landscapes
Manners and customs
Men's clothing
Native Americans
Photogravure
Trinity River (Calif.)
Yurok Indians
Source
Photogravure, 22.25 x 18.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.13 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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