The second highlight of our recent revisit to the National Museum of the American Indian began as we entered the grounds. I looked up and saw a series fo decorated canoe paddles in an upper-story window. “Must get to that spot” I thought.
Without much trouble we found them in a resource area. Through a program called the A. Susana Santos Journeys in Creativity 2008 “Art of the Canoe”, students in the Northwest had made the paddles in a variety of styles.
Here’s some more. It was a pretty cool collection that was pretty hard to photograph well. Thanks to the good people at Adobe for enabling me to get semi-close with Photoshop.
We also found this display case of canoe models, which was pretty neat in an of itself.