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Kayak Bibliography David W. Zimmerly

 

 


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Ingstad, Helge

1954 NUNAMIUT: Among Alaska's Inland Eskimos. New York: W.W. Norton &

Company.

Kayaks, pp. 32-33, 59-63, 88-89, 176-177.Several native drawings of kayak use.

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Jenness, Aylette

1970 DWELLERS OF THE TUNDRA: Life in an Alaskan Eskimo Village. Photographs

by Jonathan Jenness.New York: Crowell-Collier Press.

Use of kayak in open water with ice and modern use of canvas instead of sealskin, p.

111.Photos of the village (Chevak) show kayaks.

Jenness, Diamond

1923 THE LIFE OF THE COPPER ESKIMOS. Report of the Canadian Arctic

Expedition, 1913-18, Vol. 12, Pt. A. Ottawa: F.A. Acland.

Women's use of kayaks, p. 88.Caribou hunting from kayaks, pp. 124, 148-149.

1946 MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE COPPER ESKIMO. Report of the Canadian Arctic

Expedition, 1913-18, Vol. 16. Ottawa: King's Printer.

Kayaks, pp. 139-141.

Jensen, P. Scavenius

1975 THE GREENLAND KAYAK AND ITS ACCESSORIES. (Original: Den gronlandski

kajak og dens redskaber.Copenhagen: Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold

Busck).English translation (35 typescript pages), Library, Canadian Museum of

Civilization, Ottawa.

A detailed study with many illustrations of the Greenland (mostly West Central Greenland)

kayak and all its equipment.Foldout scale drawings of Frederiksdal kayak and harpoon and

Sukkertoppen paddle.
(PDF For printing pp. 1-35, Development of the kayak-3; Structure of the kayak-16; The wooden
frame-16, The covering-20; The fittings-26, The kayak rudder-31) [Full text & Figures (HTML)]


Jochelson, Waldemar

1908 THE KORYAK. The Jesup North Pacific Expedition, Volume 6. Memoir,

American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 10. Leiden, Holland: E.J. Brill.

This is the standard work on the Koryak.

Kayaks, pp. 539-540. Drawings and carvings illustrating kayaks, pp. 663-664, 725-726.

1928 PEOPLE OF THE FOGGY SEAS. Natural History 28(4):413-424.

Describes Aleut as studied by author in 1909-10. There are good pictures of hunters and

baidarkas, some with covering removed for winter.

1933 HISTORY, ETHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE ALEUT. Publication

No. 432.Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Survey of literature on Aleut boats, pp. 24-26. Ethnographic notes on The Skin Boat, pp.

55-57. Photos of skin boats, pp. 40, 56 and 58. Photo of kayakers' dress, p. 57.

Josephson, Karla

1974 ALASKA AND THE LAW OF THE SEA: Use of the Sea by Alaska Natives--A

Historic Anchorage: Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center,

University of Alaska.

Contains historical data on Aleuts, Eskimos and Indians of Alaska with chapters on

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Kane, Elisha Kent

1854 THE U.S. GRINNELL EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN. New

York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers.

Chapter 50 contains sections on The Kayack, its Form and Construction| Esquimaux

Implements of the Hunt| Uses of the Kayack| Feats of the Kayackers and Hazards: pp.

475-484.All kayak material relates to Greenland.

Keim, Charles J. and Bill Bacon

1960 FARTHEST-NORTH OUTBOARDING. Alaska Sportsman, May:18-20, 50.

Mainly describes construction and use of the umiak at Pt. Barrow, Alaska.Photo of

canvas-covered Pt. Barrow kayak, p. 20.

Knight, Frederica

1960 THE NEW KAYAK. The Beaver, Outfit 290:30-37.

Good photos and descriptions of the covering of two skin kayaks in Povungnituk, northern

Quebec.

Konig, Herbert

1930 DID THE PRE-ESKIMOAN TORNIT KNOW THE KAYAK? (Original: Kannten die

voreskimoischen Tornit das Kajak? Petermanns geographische mitteilujgen

76(9-10):252). Unpublished translation (1 typescript page), Library, Canadian

Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.

The author answers no.

Kosiba, Aleksander

1937 GREENLAND. (Original: Grenlandia. Lwow-Warszawa, Ksiaznica-atlas, pp.

347-447). Unpublished English translation (73 typescript pages), Library,

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.

Kayak, pp. 34-40.Umiak, pp. 41-42.Seal hunting by kayak pp. 47-51.

Krabbe, Th. N.

1930 GREENLAND: Its Nature, Inhabitants and History. Copenhagen: Levin &

Munksgaard.

Popular description of Greenland touches on kayaks and their use pp. 3, 5, 32, 33, 54, 78,

79, 106, 107. Kayaks in photos, Plates 2, 19, 29, 105, 126, 131, 133.

Krasheninnikov, Stepan Petrovich

1972 EXPLORATIONS OF KAMCHATKA: North Pacific Scimitar. Report of a journey

made to explore eastern Siberia in 1735-1741. Translated and with introduction

and Notes by E.A.P. Crownhart-Vaughan.(Original: Opisanie Zemli

Kamchatki).Portland: Oregon Historical Society.

Description of American kayaks on p. 71. Drawing of two Aleut baidarkas on p. 72 is from

atlas volume of

Kreutzmann, Jens

1975 THE GREENLAND KAYAK. In Gronland 75: Welcome to Greenland. Pp. 17, 19,

21, 23, 25. Text in English, Danish and German.Rungsted Kyst (Denmark):

Anders Nyborg AS Internationalt Forlag.

Well-written article by head of Godthab's Gronlands Landsmuseum. Good line drawings

of kayaks from Julianehab, Thule, East Greenland and Narssaq near Godthab.

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Laguna, Frederica de

1956 CHUGACH PREHISTORY: The Archaeology of Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Pp. 245-249 mention bidarka frame and paddle fragments. Also Plate 57, p. 246 pictures a

three-hole bidarka frame from Chenaga Village in 1933.

Lantis, Margaret

1933-34 ATKA FIELD NOTES. Unpublished field notes on kayaks and kayak travel (23

typescript pages). Zimmerly kayak files.

Interesting material on kayak construction and kayak travel including collection notes for

the Aleut frame (LM 2/14886) now in the Lowie Museum.

1939-40 NUNIVAK FIELD NOTES. Unpublished field notes on deposit with James W.

Vanstone, literary executor to Margaret Lantis. Chicago: Field Museum of

Natural History.

Includes 38 typescript pages of miscellaneous field notes on kayaks.

1946 THE SOCIAL CULTURE OF THE NUNIVAK ESKIMO. Transactions of the

American Philosophical Society 35(3):153-323.

Kayak photos on pp. 175 and 189.Text on pp. 164, 167, 177, 193, 194.

1947 ALASKAN ESKIMO CEREMONIALISM. Monograph 11, American Ethnological

Society. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Material on boat launching ceremonies for groups from Nunivak north to Barrow, pp.

38-42.Kayaks on graves, pp. 9-20.

Laughlin, W.S.

1966 GENETICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ARCTIC

POPULATIONS. In J.S. Weiner, ed., The Biology of Human Adaptability.Pp.

469-495. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Kayak hysteria (kayak angst), p. 488.

LeMouel, Jean-Francois

1978 PEOPLE OF THE SEA GULL. The Naujamiut Eskimo of West Greenland. A study

of human ecology. (Original: "Ceux des mouettes" Les Eskimo naujamiut

Groeland-Ouest documents d'ecologie humaine. Memoires de l'institut

d'ethnologie-XVI, museum National d'histoire naturelle. Paris: Musee de

l'homme. Unpublished English translation

Unpublished English translation of pp.155-66 (14 typescript pages), Library, National

Museums of Canada, Ottawa.

Lethbridge, T.C.

1938 UMIAK: The European Ancestry of the Mariners Mirror 24:318-328.

Compares and makes a case for the Eskimo umiak as having been evolved from boats of

Irish or Scottish origin, especially the curragh.

Liapunova, Rosa Gavrilovna

1964 ALEUTIAN BAIDARKAS. Lewis Henry Morgan, trans. (Original: Aleutskie

Baidarki.Akademiia nauk SSSR.Muzei antrop. i etnog. Sbornik 22:223-242).

Unpublished English translation (33 typescript pages), Library, Canadian

Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.

Describes Aleut kayak construction and use based on Russian literature and examination

of museum collections of both models and full-size craft.

1964 ESSAYS ON THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE ALEUTS (the end of the 18th century

- first half of the nineteenth century) (Original: Ocherki po etnografii Aleutov

[koknets XVIII - pervaya polovina XIX v.] Leningrad: Nauka Press). Unpublished

English translation (26 typescript pages), Library, Canadian Museum of

Civilization, Ottawa.

Comprehensive coverage of skin boats on pp. 88-101.

Lisiansky, Urey

1814 A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 18903, 4, 5 & 6. London: John

Booth

Kodiak Island: bidarka descriptions and measurements for one, two and three-hole variant,

pp. 211-212.Tools, pp. 206-207.Weapons, p. 206. Sea-otter hunt, pp. 203-205. Education,

p. 202.Whaling, p. 202.Bidarka on grave, p. 200.

Lyon, George F.

1824 The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon of H. M. S. Hecla, During THE MOST

VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY UNDER CAPTAIN PARRY. London: John Murray,

Albermarle Street

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Kayak measurements p. 320-323.

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Mason, Otis T.

1899 POINTED BARK CANOES OF THE KUTENAI AND AMUR. With notes on the

Kutenai Canoe by Meriden S. Hill.Report of the U.S. National Museum

1899:525-537.

Drawings and discussion of Yakut and Goldi double paddles and distribution of paddle

types, p. 536.

Mathers, Charles W.

1972 A TRIP TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. Alberta Historical Review 20(4):6-15.

Photograph taken in 1901 at Fort McPherson on the Peel River of Mackenzie Eskimo in

kayaks. Article first published in the Farmers Advocate, Winnipeg, 21 Dec. 1903.

Mathiassen, Therkel

1928 MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE IGLULIK ESKIMOS. Report of the Fifth Thule

Expedition, 1921-24, Vol. 6, No. 1.Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel,

Nordisk Forlag.

The kayak, pp. 91-97.

McGhee, Robert

1974 BELUGA HUNTERS: An Archaeological Reconstruction of the History and

Culture. Illustrated by D.W. Laverie. Newfoundland Sopcial and Economic

Studies No. 13.Institute of Social and Economic Research.St. John's: Memorial

University of Newfoundland.

Describes finds dating Mackenzie horned kayak to 500 B.P.

1976 WEST ALASKAN INFLUENCES IN MACKENZIE ESKIMO CULTURE. In

Contributions to Anthropology: The Interior Peoples of Northern Alaska.Edwin S.

Hall, ed.Pp. 177-192.Paper No. 49, Archaeological Survey of Canada, Mercury

Series. Ottawa: Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Brief reference to kayaks, pp. 184-185.

Menovshchikov, G.A.

1959 ESKIMOSY. (A popular-scientific historico-ethnographic sketch on the Asiatic

Eskimos). (Original: Eskimosy.Magadan: Magadanskoe Knizhnoe Izdatyelstvo).

Unpublished English translation (5 typescript pages), Library, Canadian

Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.

Kayak and Umiak, pp. 52-55.

1976 THE NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF BOATS OF THE TYPE UMIAQ, ANJAQ, AND

QAJAQ AMONG ESKIMOS AND ALEUTIANS. (Original: O Nazvaniyakh I

Funktsiyakh Lokok Tipa Umiak', An'iak', K'aiak' U Eskimosov I Aleutov.

Sovetskaya Etnografiya 1976 2:113-117). Unpublished English translation (11

typescript pages), Library, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.

Gives etymologies of the names of Eskimo-Aleutian boats. Posits Eskimo/Aleut split of 4,

000 to 5, 000 years ago and says both umiak and kayak existed side by side from the

beginning.

Metayer, Maurice (editor and translator)

1966 I, NULIGAK. Illustrations by Ekootak. Pocket Book edition, 1971. Richmond Hill:

Simon & Schuster of Canada, Ltd.

Good description of white whale hunt from kayaks, pp. 15-17.Other references to kayaks

and their use scattered throughout.

Muller-Wismar, Wilhelm

1912 AUSTRONESIAN CANOES AS CULT AND BATTLE SYMBOLS. (Original:

Austroinsulare Kanu als Kult- und Kriegs-Symbole. Baessler-Archiv 2:235-249).

Unpublished English translation (33 typescript pages), Library, Canadian

Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.

Author makes a case for the bifid bow of Pacific kayaks originating with the Hawaiians,

pp. 13, 14 and fig. 50-54, p. 20.

Murdock, John

1891 ESKIMO BOATS IN THE NORTHWEST. Popular Science Monthly 39(5):682-687.

Good description of use of umiaks and kayaks in the Point Barrow and Cape Smyth areas

of Alaska.

1892 ETHNOLOGICAL RESULTS OF THE POINT BARROW EXPEDITION. Ninth

Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, 1887-1888. Washington: Government

Printing Office.

The major work on North Alaska. Kayaks and umiaks, pp. 328-344. Figs 381 and 382, pp.

381-382 show model kayaks, one being of a Mackenzie type and the other a Bering Strait

type.

(PFD - full text: Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions)

No. of publications: 242 End of Kayak Bibliography

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