Thursday, August 20, 2009

Grandfather Canoe Pictures

The world's oldest known surviving birchbark canoe (see my earlier post - Maliseet "Grandfather" Canoe) is back on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in New Brunswick. This article by Doug Mackay in "Community Voices", a column of North Bay Ontario's regional paper, The North Bay Nugget discussed the canoe's interesting history.



The Grandfather Akwiten Canoe



On Display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery



As a side note, it was a reporter working for the The North Bay Nugget in the 1930s who originally exposed Grey Owl not as the native he claimed to be, but Archie Belaney, an Englishman born in Hastings.



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