National Geographic : 1937 Nov
WHEN RED MEN RULED OUR FORESTS U National ueograpnic society painting Dy W. Langaon Kinn WITH FIRE AND STONE ADZES, MASSACHUSETTS INDIANS SHAPE A DUGOUT CANOE South of the limit of available birch, where bark canoes could not be built, the heavier and clumsier dugout was almost universally used. Natives shaped the craft entirely by eye measurements. So skillful were they that little alteration was necessary to make the canoe float truly in the water. These were the Indians the Pilgrims met at Plymouth. Soon afterwards they were virtually wiped out by the white man's smallpox.