This object-rich and interactive exhibition features American dugouts from ancient times to present.

Dugout Canoes: Paddling Through the Americas exhibit logoFind out how dugout canoes have affected life and travel throughout the Americas, from Florida to the Amazon and the Pacific. Discover the world’s largest archaeological find — 101 ancient dugouts at Newnans Lake, Florida, and how scientists study dugouts from the past. Learn how the dugout tradition is alive and well in Native communities today.

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Dugout Canoes in the news

A Vessel of Indian Culture (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 3, 2011)

What Lies Beneath (PDF) (Gainesville Magazine, 2011)

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