The Great Canoe Made from a Redwood Tree; Northwest Native American Ship Figurehead with Wolf Carving & Killer Whale Paintings

Figureheads have been used on ships for centuries. Each culture uses figureheads for different reasons. Early Vikings were one of the earliest seamen besides the Polynesians who sailed the open seas. Many Viking ships had a dragon or other fearsome creature at the head of their ships. This was meant to fool the serpents of…

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