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Paddle to Seattle : a native Washington movement to "Bring them canoes back home"

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dc.contributor.author Lincoln, Leslie Jeanne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T21:54:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T21:54:28Z
dc.date.copyright 1990
dc.date.issued 2012-04-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42022
dc.description.abstract This thesis documents the 1989 Washington Centennial Commissions' Native Canoe Project. Seventeen Western Washington tribes participated in a canoe-oriented cultural heritage renewal movement. The ethnographic setting establishes Native dugouts in their historic social context and presents the classic hull forms of representative canoe types. After a hiatus of several generations of canoe use, many tribes began to reconstruct their disappearing canoeing ways. Through the process of carving and using their dugouts, they have addressed current issues. Canoe racing and voyaging has proven to be effective, culturally relevant alternative to drug and alcohol abuse. Native people reaffirmed access to landing beaches and forest resources and created community carving centers. Case studies of the Lummi, Suquamish, Tulalip, Port Gamble Klallam and Quileute tribes reveal continuity, schisms and the reinvention of Native dugout traditions. The culminating "Paddle to Seattle" voyage illuminates the vital role of these canoes to unite communities and legitimize Indian values. Abundant use of Native commentary from collected oral histories substantiate my interpretations and offer authority to Native perspectives. Ethnopoetic transcriptions express an understanding of these cedar canoes in the enduring Native thoughtworld. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of British Columbia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/] en
dc.subject Canoes and canoeing - Washington (State) en_US
dc.subject Canoes and canoeing - British Columbia en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America - British Columbia - Social life and customs en_US
dc.subject Indians of North America - Washington (State) - Social life and customs en_US
dc.title Paddle to Seattle : a native Washington movement to "Bring them canoes back home" en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.name Master of Arts - MA en_US
dc.degree.discipline Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en


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