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Squamish Set Out to Tell Their Own Stories – North Shore News

by NationTalk on January 20, 2012496 Views

Squamish set out to tell their own stories

New Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibit explores history of canoes

By Tessa Holloway, North Shore News January 20, 2012

LONG before cars lined up at the B.C. Ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay, canoes crisscrossed the Salish Sea.

That history – and the future of this ancient craft – is on display until May 21 at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Kitsilano, just steps from the former Squamish village site of Fenakw on the shores of False Creek, where the canoes once pushed off to hunt and fish, to travel and to fight.

There’s never been an exhibit that’s brought together all the aspects of Squamish canoe craft, says hereditary chief Ian Campbell.

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