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GUY, Camil. 1974. The Weymontaching Birchbark Canoe. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada. 55 p. (Anthropological papers; 20E).
The paper version is out of print.

Cover, 1
Contents, 5
List of Plates, 6
List of Figures, 8
(1.7 MB)

Biographical Note, 9
Avant-propos, 10
Preface, 11
(1.8 MB)

Part I: Introduction, 13 (4.3 MB)
The Weymontaching Indians: Geographical and Ethnological Background, 13
The Shape of the Têtes de Boule Canoe and its Pattern of Distribution, 13
The One-Man Hunting Canoe, 15

Part II: Materials and Tools, 17 (4.0 MB)
Materials, 17
Tools, 19
Use of Natural Elements, 21

Part III: Building the Canoe, 22 (7.9 MB)
Assembling the Frame, 22
Weighting the Frame and the Bark on the Building Bed, 22
Shaping the Sides, 22
Positioning the Gunwales, and Trimming and Lashing the Bark, 24
Piecing-in the Bark Extensions, 26
Measuring, Shaping and Drying the Ribs, 28
Finishing the Tips and Strengthening the Frame, 29
Caulking the Inside, 33
Inserting the Sheathing and the Ribs, 33
Caulking the Outside and the Tips, 34

Part IV: The Builder (1.4 MB)

Appendix, 37
Literature Cited, 38
(537 KB)

Plates 3-34 : Building the Canoe, 40 (4.6 MB)