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The Manner of Making Their Boats

"The Manner of Makinge Their Boates." Theodor de Bry's engraving of American Indian men making boats, published in Thomas Hariot's 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. In the foreground, two men are working on a hollowed-out tree, from which smoke and flames are rising. In the background two other men are working on a fallen tree. A third tree to their right has a fire burning at its base.

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