Today, the process for creating a canoe has changed only a little. The cedar trees are still treated with respect. Sometimes the wood is not seasoned. Over time, racing canoes have become narrower and narrower; however, they are still steamed. In the final stages, power tools are used to sand the canoe and then it is painted and varnished. The war canoes, seating 11 pullers are almost 13 meters (40 feet) long, but less than 50 centimeters (18 inches) wide. When fully loaded, less than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of the canoe is above the waterline.
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The Canadian Canoe Museum; The Elliott Avedon Museum and Archive of Games; Musée des Abénakis; Museum of Anthropology; St. Boniface Museum; Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian; Woodland Cultural Centre; Sport Canada; 2002 North American Indigenous Games Host Society; North American Indigenous Games Council; Aboriginal Sport Circle

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