• Eastman Johnson, Canoe of the Indians, ca. 1856–1857.

Canoe of the Indians

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

  • Johnson spent the summers of 1857 and 1858 around Lake Superior, near where his brother owned a sawmill. His portraits of Native Americans are considered sympathetic and astute, although the perspective and portrayal of the Ojibwe in this canoe (note their faces) has caused some scholars to wonder if it was unfinished.
  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • ca. 1856–1857
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