• Drawing by John White (~1585–1593), inscribed The manner of their fishing and A Cannow.

The Manner of Their Fishing

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

  • This drawing by John White dates between 1585 and 1593, and is inscribed “The manner of their fishing.” The Algonquin of North Carolina used dugout canoes to harvest fish from February to May. The word “cannow” is written on the hull of the boat.
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