• The Ojibwe (also called Chippewa) built different styles of canoes, including this distinctive long-nose model.

Long-Nose Canoe

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • The canoe was made by members of the Bear Island band, near Leech Lake, Minnesota. Tappan Adney considered the long-nose design as originating with the Dakota before they were forced from the Lake Superior region by the Ojibwe and Cree.
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