How Indians Build Canoes
This film footage is incorporated in the AIFG film, Portage. Please see the listing for that film at http://www.aifg.arizona.edu/film/portage
Named locations: Passing reference to the “Eastern Forests” (likely the Golden Lake region of or near Ontario, Canada).
Major themes covered: first of two short films in Portage: How Indians Build Canoes; 2nd Portage: Trappers and Traders.
Individuals Named: Mathew or Matthew (Chief Matt) Bernard; Maurice Bernard (son of Mathew).
Native language spoken: English-language narration interspersed with words in Algonquin language and French (some words in French are credited as “Indian” words).
Noteworthy elements: The film portrays the step-by-step process of using mostly indigenous resources to build a traditional Algonquin canoe.
--Eric Maynard (Mohegan), 2013