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Kayak Bibliography David W. Zimmerly

 

 


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Nansen, Fridtjof

1893 ESKIMO LIFE. Translated by William Archer from "Eskimoliv". London:

Longmans. Green and Co.

Very detailed chapters on the Greenland Kayak and its use, pp. 30-77.

Nelson, Edward W.

1899 THE ESKIMO ABOUT BERING STRAIT. Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau

of American Ethnology, 1896-1897. Washington: Government Printing Office.

Major work on Alaskan Eskimos as far south as Nunivak Island. Boats, pp. 216-222.Boat

hooks, pp. 222-223. Paddles, pp. 223-226.P. 346 illustrates an ivory kayak model said to

be from St. Lawrence Island.

Nelson, Richard K.

1966 ALASKAN ESKIMO EXPLOITATION OF THE SUMMER SEA ICE ENVIRONMENT.

Unpublished 1966 study for Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory, Fort Wainwright,

Alaska. mimeo.

Notes on kayak and imiahalurak used to retrieve seals shot in water, pp. 239-241.

1969 HUNTERS OF THE NORTHERN ICE. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Much kayak material on North Alaska, pp. 23, 221-222, 260-261, 287-290, 306-309.

Nickerson, E.B.

1967 KAYAKS TO THE ARCTIC. Berkeley: Howell-North Books.

Adventure story of a family trip down the Mackenzie River in Klepper kayaks.

Nooter, Gert

1971 OLD KAYAKS IN THE NETHERLANDS. Mededellingen van het Rijksmuseum

voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, No. 17. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Discusses the Finnmen literature and posits a theory of how Greenland kayaks came to

Holland as early as the 1600s.Detailed descriptions and photos of 18 Greenland kayaks.

Nordenskiold, A.E.

1881 THE VOYAGE OF THE VEGA ROUND ASIA AND EUROPE. In two volumes.

London: Macmillan and Co.

Volume II: flat-bottom skin boat, pp. 66-67. Drawing of oar, p. 93. Umiak, pp. 93-94. Kayak

(Chukchi)

Nykvist, Gunnar

1961 ROUND THE WORLD BY PRIMITIVE CRAFT. Ethnos 26(1-2):86-106.

Photos and measurements of three Greenland and one King Island type kayaks.

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Ogden, Adele

1933 RUSSIAN SEA-OTTER AND SEAL HUNTING ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST

1803-1841. California Historical Society, Special Publications, No. 7:29-51.

Information on Aleut and Koniag hunters employed to hunt sea-otters.Gives numbers of

hunters and bidarkas.

1941 THE CALIFORNIA SEA OTTER TRADE: 1784-1848. Vol. 26, University of

California Publications in History.Berkeley: University of California Press.

Notes on Aleut and Pacific Eskimo Sea Otter Hunting from kayaks and good section on the

habits of the sea otter.

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Parry, William E.

1824 JOURNAL OF A SECOND VOYAGE FOR THE DISCOVERY OF A NORTH-WEST

PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC. London: John Murray

Drawing by Capt. Lyon of Savage Islands (Hudson Strait) kayak.

Petersen, H. C.

1986 SKINBOATS OF GREENLAND. Ships and Boats of the North Volume 1.
Roskilde : The National Museum of Denmark, The Museum of Greenland &
The
Viking Ship Museum

Pt. 1: Greenland kayak, Chap. 1 Construction of the kayak, Chap. 2 The shape of the kayak
and its development, Chap. 3 Kayak gear and fittings. Pt. 2: The umiak, Chap. 1 Structure
of the umiak, Chap. 2 Umiak gear, Chap. 3 Types of umiaks, Chap. 4 The umiak in use.

Petroff, Ivan

1884 REPORT ON THE POPULATION, INDUSTRIES AND RESOURCES OF ALASKA.

In Tenth Census of the U.S.Washington: Government Printing Office.

Aleut boats, pp. 15, 20-22, 52, 124, 127-130, 147, 154-155. Koniag boats, pp. 24,

136-139, 141-144. Oughalakhmute boats, p. 125. Kuskokwim boats, p. 134. Togiagamute

boats, p. 135.

Plischke, Hans

1921 ESKIMOS DRIVEN OFF COURSE TO HOLLAND, FROM THE YEAR 1577.

(Original: Eine Verschlagung von Eskimo nach Holland aus dem Jahre 1577.

Petermanns Geogr. Mitteilungen 67:125). Unpublished English translation (5

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

The author tries to make a case for Eskimos in kayaks drifting to Europe in 60 B.C. and

1160 and 1508 A.D.

Porsild Morten P.

1915 STUDIES ON THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE ESKIMO IN WEST

GREENLAND. Arbejder Fra Den Danske Arktiske Station Paa Disco. Nr.

7.Saertryk Af Meddelelser Om Gronland. 51. Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos

Bogtrykkeri.

Kayak form, pp. 121-122.Kayak shooting screen, rudder, rifle bag, towing implements and

drags, pp. 181-190.

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Quirke, Terence T.

1952 CANOES THE WORLD OVER. Urbana: The University of Illinois Press.

Kayaks, pp. 65-72.A summary chapter that is extremely sketchy, full of errors and without

documentation of references. Interesting discussion of Chilean inflated sealskin

watercraft paddled with double paddle, pp. 79-80.

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Rae, John

1850 NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE ARCTIC SEA IN

1846 AND 1847 London: T. & W. Boone.

Kayak dimensions, pp. 94-95. Four kayaks lashed together to hunt walrus, p. 174. Unable

to right capsized kayak in Iglulik area, but implies that it can be done in Hudson's Straits,

pp. 94-95.

Rasmussen, Knud

1931 THE NETSILIK ESKIMOS. Social Life and Spiritual Culture. Report of the Fifth

Thule Expedition 1921-24, Volume 8(1-2). Copenhagen: Gyldendalske

Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag.

Kayak for caribou hunting, pp. 171-173.Kayak speed necessary to be first to get to

caribou, p. 172. Kayaks as ferries, pp. 175-176.Terms given for two kayak tied together,

p. 175.Famous kayakers, pp. 176-178.

Rasmussen, Knud and W. Worster

1921 ESKIMO FOLK-TALES. London: Gyldendal.

Some stories of kayak use including photo (drawing) of a dangerous troll in a half kayak

plus a hunter in a kayak, facing p. 34.

Ray, Dorothy Jean

1966 THE ESKIMO OF ST. MICHAEL AND VICINITY AS RELATED BY H.M.W.

EDMONDS. Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 13(2):1-143.

Kayaks, pp. 7, 76-80, 39-40, 48, 55-60, 61, 71, 110. Photo of Norton Sound model kayak

on p. 129.

Reid, R.W.

1912 DESCRIPTION OF KAYAK PRESERVED IN THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM

OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN. Journal of the Royal Anthropological

Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (42):511-514.

Detailed description and measurements of a Greenland kayak and all its accessories.

1912 ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM, University

of Aberdeen Aberdeen: The University Press.

Full-size Greenland kayak on p. 51, 52. Another, probably Eastern Canadian Arctic, on p.

258. Model of Eastern Canadian Arctic kayak, p. 258. Three models, one illustrated is

Pacific Eskimo 3-holed type, p. 258.

Renouf, E.

1929 ESKIMO KAYAKS. The Beaver.Outfit 260, 1:209.

Short one-page article with photo of east arctic kayak.

Rink, Hinrich J.

1887 THE MIGRATIONS OF THE ESKIMO INDICATED BY THEIR PROGRESS IN

COMPLETING THE KAYAK IMPLEMENTS. Journal of the Royal Anthropological

Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (17):68-74.

Includes comments by John Rae, H.W. Seton-Karr, Erasmus Ommanney and Leopold

McClintock.

1891 THE ESKIMO TRIBES. Their Distribution and Characteristics, Especially in

Regard to Language. With a Comparative Vocubulary. Supplementary part to

Volume 11 of Meddelser om Gronland. Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel.

Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel.

Contains kayak parts and accessories terms for groups from Siberia to Greenland,

pp.9-16, 70-74.

http://www.canadiana.org/cgi-bin/ECO/mtq?id=dc8eee32a8&doc=93980

Rink, Signe

1896 KAJAKMAEND:Fortaellinger af Gronlandske Saelhundefangere. (Kayak

Men:Tales by Greenland Seal Hunters). Kristiania: H. Aschehoug and Co.

Odense, Milo'ske Boghandels Forlag.

Pp.1-112.Book is in Danish. Has some photos of kayaks.

Robert-Lamblin, Joelle

1980 THE ALEUT KAYAK - AS SEEN BY ITS BUILDER AND USER - AND THE SEA

OTTER HUNT. (Original: Le kayak aleoute vu par son constructeur et utilisateur

et la chasse a la loutre de mer. Tome 20, Fascicule 1, Objets et Mondes.

Dieppe: Musee de l'homme, Mus. Nat. d'Histoire Naturell). Unpublished English

translation (20 typescript pages), Library, Canadian Museum of Civilization,

Ottawa.

Solid ethnographic data on Aleut kayak use based on recent interviews in the Aleutian
Islands.

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Roop, Wendell P.

1937 MISCELLANEOUS FILE OF ROOP MATERIAL. In Zimmerly kayak files.

Contains Roop/Jenness correspondence concerning Roop's photography of Ottawa NMC

kayaks, Roop's kayak typology and several photos.

Roy, Jean

1952 COVER PHOTO. Leisure 27(3):1, 2.

Caption says Eskimos of Chesterfield Inlet. Shows men in kayaks.

Rudenko, S.I.

1961 THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF THE BERING SEA AND THE ESKIMO PROBLEM.

Arctic Institute of North America Anthropology of the North: Translations from

Russian Sources, No.1. Translated by Paul Tolstoy. Toronto: University of

Toronto Press (for the Arctic Institute of North America).

Describes kayak models, indicating kayak presence in Old Bering Sea stage of Eskimo

culture.Umiak parts to Early Punuk times, p.149-150.

Rymill, J.R.

1933 WATKINS' KAYAK. The Geographical Journal 82:539-541.

Description of Gino Watkin's East Greenland kayak and kayak gear.

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Sauer, Martin

1802 AN ACCOUNT OF A GEOGRAPHICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO

THE NORTHERN PARTS OF RUSSIA. Performed by Commodore Joseph

Billings, in the Years 1785, &c. to 1794. London: T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies,

in the Strand.

Description of Unalaska (Aleut) kayaks, pp.157-159. Plate V shows a man holding a

double paddle.

Savoie, Donat

1970 THE AMERINDIANS OF THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST IN THE 19TH CENTURY,

AS SEEN BY EMILE PETITOT. Volume 1: The Tchiglit Eskimos. Ottawa:

Northern Science Research Group, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern

Development.

Kayaks, pp.158, 161, 180-181.

Schuhmacher, W. Wilfried

1977 LIFE CHANGE AND PSYCHONEUROSIS: A note on Greenlandic Inuit

kayak-phobia. Etudes/Inuit/Studies 1(2):111-112.

Interpretation of this disorder from a psychoanalytic viewpoint.

Schwatka, Frederick

1898 ALONG ALASKA'S GREAT RIVER. Chicago: The Henry Publishing Co.

Brief mention of skin boats on page 314--village of Nuklakayet was first place encountered

by Schwatka with kayaks on his journey down the Yukon River.

Scott Polar Research Institute

1933 MISCELLANEOUS KAYAK MATERIAL. 1. Particulars of film "The Art of Kayaking."

2. Lists of equipment to be kept aboard members 'kayaks' of 1930-31. 3.

Kayak. by J.I. Moore--how to build a kayak and analysis of kayak rolling. 4.

Instructions for Rolling kayak."

Film is 16mm silent monochrome titled "The

Art of Kayaking". It runs for about 20 minutes and was photographed in 1923-34 by F.

Debenham, J. Rymill and Gino Watkins.

Sergent, F.

1975 CONSTRUCTION DE CANOES ET KAYAKS:Manuel Pratique. Paris: Collection

de la Revue "Camping." Les editions J, Susse. 13, rue do Grenelle, 13, Paris-7.

Construction plans for European-type kayaks of rigid single-place and folding sindgle-place

models.

Sherman, Ro, editor

1975 FROM ST. MICHAEL TO KATMAI, BY E.H. WELLS. The Alaska Journal

5(2):109-116.

Describes use of three-hole baidarkas and other watercraft during this journey in the

Sorge, Ernst

1935 WITH 'PLANE, BOAT, AND CAMERA IN GREENLAND: An Account of the

Universal Dr. Fanck Greenland Expedition. London: Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.

Fanck was producer of a film for German Universal Tonfilms called "SOS Iceberg". Knud

Rasmussen stars as himself in Chapter V, By Kayak and 'Plane. Many photos of kayaks

and Eskimos in the book.

Souter, William C.

1934 THE STORY OF OUR KAYAK AND SOME OTHERS. Being the Presidential

Address to the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society, 26 October 1933.

Aberdeen: The University Press

Measurements and descriptive data on 33 kayaks in Great Britain.

Spurr, J. Edward

1975 INTO AN UNKNOWN COUNTRY:The Recollections and Journals of an Alaskan

Expedition - 1898. Fifth of Seven parts. Alaska 41(9):28-32, 53, 54..

Author mentions use of both single and double paddle in Kwinhagamut, south of

Kuskokwim River, page 32.

Steenhoven, Geert van den

1962 LEADERSHIP AND LAW AMONG THE ESKIMOS OF THE KEEWATIN DISTRICT

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES. Rijswijk: Uitgeverij Excelsior. Rijswijk: Uitgeverij

Excelsior.

Use of kayaks - p.12, 13| hunting caribou at river crossings, pp. 26-28.

Steensby, H.P.

1916 AN ANTHROPOGEOGRAPHICAL STUDY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE ESKIMO

CULTURE. Saertryk Af Meddelelser Om Gronland. 53. Copenhagen: Bianco

Lunos Bogtrykkeri.

The kayak, pp.162-163.Discusses kayak and umiak origins in scant detail.

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

1919 THE STEFANSSON-ANDERSON ARCTIC EXPEDITION OF THE AMERICAN

MUSEUM Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History,

Vol. 14, 1914-1916. New York:

Scattered references to Copper, Mackenzie and North Alaska kayaks.

Kayaks, speared from, 57, 85, 97; Coronation Gulf people, 97-98, 250; covers, skins used

for, 144, 150; distribution among Copper Eskimos, 97; frames, 97; Haningayohmiut, 36;

hunting boat, 191; Kittegaryuit, 323; method of carrying, when packing, 81, 257; not made

by Haneragmiut or Akuliakattagmiut, 237; skins used for, 222; used in white whale hunting,

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1944 ARCTIC MANUAL. New York: The Macmillan Company.

Eskimo skin boats, pp.383-392.

Stejneger, Leonhard

1936 GEORG WILHELM STELLER, The Pioneer of Alaskan Natural History.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Plate XIII is of The "First American" in His Skin Boat, drawn after Stelleeers meeting at Bird

Island (Unalaskan Aleuts) which only lasted 15 minutes. See pp. 296-299. Plate XIII is

between pp. 296 & 297.

Stoney, Lt. George, U.S.N.

1886 REPORT OF THE "NORTHERN ALASKA EXPLORING EXPEDITION", Apl. 13,

1884-Nov. 9 1886. (3) 216, (21) pp. Rec'd from the library of the Department of

State, Oct. 27, 1924. Ms 2925, Library of Congress, U.S.A.

Description of boats including umiat, kayak and bark canoe on pp. 160-163. Illustrations of

each on p. 161. Use of sticks for poling bark canoe mentioned.

No. of publications: 242 End of Kayak Bibliography

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