Ojibway “Long-Nose” Birch Bark Canoe

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This “long-nose” Ojibway canoe clearly displays how this type got its name. It was built by members of a Chippewa band located near Bear Island, Leech Lake, Minnesota. An uncommon characteristic of this canoe is the fifth, centre thwart. This is also an unusually deep and wide canoe for its type.

Accession Number
1977.51.1

Length
4.81 metres (15 feet 9 inches)

Beam
107 centimetres (3 feet 6 inches)

Builder
Builder unknown, date built unknown.

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