Dugout canoe
Description Dugout canoe, believed to have been made by the Dakota, found buried in the swamp on the property of Henry Fink in Victoria, Minnesota, in the 1930s. The canoe is made of a red oak log that has been scraped, burned out and tooled to form a dugout (circa 1750-1850).
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 feet length
26 inches width
19 inches depth
Nomenclature Dugout
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Found by: Fink, Henry A.
Found by: Shonka, Charles
Found by: Shonka, John G.
Found at Victoria, Carver County, Minnesota, United States
Found at Auburn, Lake, Carver County, Minnesota, United States
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Hopkins, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Transportation. Water
Transportation. Water
Dates Creation: Approximately 1750 - Approximately 1850

Discovery: Not earlier than 1930 - Not later than 1939

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9827

User Comments

  • Ann Merriman on July 1, 2012 05:11:25 PM

    Is this the same dugout canoe shown in the MNHS photo HE5.19p18?

  • Lizzie Ehrenhalt on July 16, 2012 02:50:50 PM

    Dear Ann, Thank you for your question. The dugout canoe you mention (9827) is not in fact pictured in photo HE5.19 p18. The two records have been edited in order to clarify the unique provenance of each canoe.

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