From Edward Curtis’ Field Notes:
“The waters of the Pacific team with life in countless forms, and the dwellers upon the wind swept shores of the ocean and the more placid waters of the sounds, bays, and harbors drew fully upon this supply, from the clam to the whale. Men, women, and children almost lived in canoes, and possessed most remarkable skill in navigating stormy waters in their frail craft.” – Edward S. Curtis
Volume 09, Salishan tribes of the coast, 1913. Portfolio plate no. 318.