Munik (Gregoire) Rich


The nails were used on...all parts of the canoe. And the wood is carved too. When the canoe is all done, it's ready for canvas. I never heard if it was made out of hide. I only saw one with canvas. The canoe is made big enough for one family, but some people with many children didn't have enough room for everyone. The canoes were big. In the past, anyone could build a canoe, not just think about it. They would just go ahead and make one. They would just build their canoes in a good place, and find where there were good trees.