The Davis Boats
Seattle: The Center for Wooden Boats, 1981. Traditional Small Craft of the Northwest series, volume 2. 27 pages; profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings. The three generations of the Davis and Son boatbuilding firm "dominated small craft construction" in Alaska from about 1900 to 1950. The Davis family (John Sr., Roderick, and John Jr.) is particularly notable as they are Tsimshian Indians. While Native Americans were often ackowledged for their canoe and boatmaking skills, the Davis clan may well be the only one to successfully adapt to Western commerce. A little known example of early twentieth century Native achievement. ISBN: B00C1TFBJS.
Very good in wrappers. Signed by John Davis Jr.