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Dakota birchbark canoe with painted manboards

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Description Nineteenth century Dakota made birchbark canoe. The canoe has painted manboards, flat boards fitted into the bow and stern. John Bluestone (Tukantoiciya), a Mdewakanton Dakota born in 1835, may have been living in Mendota when he made this canoe (c. 1880-1900). His son, Sam Bluestone (Herakamani), carved the cedar paddles (see ID Numbers 145.A and 145.B). The canoe and paddles were given to Clifford J. Clarkson, ferryman at Mendota, in 1912.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 3/4 inches width Maximum interior beam at midpoint
27 inches height Front end maximum height
29 inches height Stern maximum height
144 inches length approximately
Nomenclature Bark canoe
Creation Maker: Bluestone, John
Made by Mdewakanton Indians
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Clarkson, Clifford John
Bluestone, Samuel
Made by Mdewakanton Indians
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States
Sibley House Museum
Dakota Indians
Canoes and canoeing.
Indian. Transportation. Water
Dates Creation: Approximately 1880 - Not later than 1912

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 144
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