Canada at War: NEW BRUNSWICK: Wiwilamehkw's Horns

The man who knows most about bark canoes this week was happily polishing off his masterpiece: a book comparing the primitive canoes of America, Australasia and Tierra del Fuego. He is grey, lean E. (for Edwin) Tappan Adney, the most distinguished resident of Upper Woodstock (pop. 250).

Canoe Expert Adney gives lessons to New Brunswick's Micmac and Malecite Indians in their forgotten art: canoe making. He sews the bark with spruce roots. There are 100 Adney-built scale models in the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va. Adney also has another interest. He believes...

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