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Skirmish A depiction of Samuel de Champlain's first encounter with the Iroquois
(Mohawks) in 1609, a forest skirmish on future Lake Champlain, including fanciful
rowboats, rather than canoes.
Village Attack An unsuccessful attack by French and Huron allies on an Iroquois
(Onondaga) village on Lake Ontario, 1615, including a fanciful castle-storming French
Fire An Iroquois council fire within a longhouse, in a 19th century rendition,
displaying the rough interior, central fire, and tree supports for the roof.
in Kayak A Labrador Eskimo in a sealskin kayak, c. 1821. Watercolour by Peter
|Activities: New Brunswick & Malecite|
Spearing Malecite Indians in New Brunswick spearing Atlantic salmon by torchlight
on the Nashwaak River, c. 1837. Watercolour by Richard George Augustus Levinge
|Activities: Pacific Coast & Salish|
Weir An Indian salmon weir and dugout canoe on the Cowichan River, 1866, a
native food system along the Pacific coast.
Meat Drying meat outside an Indian family's tent near the Stikine River, British
and Hohhug A west coast winter dance, 1914, with two mythical birds represented by
carved masks, Kotsuis and Hohhug.
Burial Arriving for a tree burial by canoe, in British Columbia, a traditional
Indian ceremony, c. 1920. Watercolour by Joanna Simpson Wilson.
Indians Salish Indian women knitting the famed Cowichan sweaters, a native art
with wide markets, on Vancouver Island.
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