A Glimpse Into Ancient Native American History

"Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas"

In the spring of 2000, a dry lakebed in Florida exposed a trove of dugout canoes, ranging in length from 15 to 31 feet and dating back at least 500 years. In ancient times, Native Americans used these watercrafts as their primary means of transportation to travel the country’s mighty rivers. Experience the canoes in all their glory at “Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas,” a traveling exhibit that will be at the Chickasaw Cultural Center until September 27, 2015.

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"Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas"
In the spring of 2000, a dry lakebed in Florida exposed a trove of dugout canoes, ranging in length from 15 to 31 feet.