Indians in Tule Boat - San Francisco Bay
by Louis Choris
In 1816, Otto von Kotzebue led a Russian expedition into the Pacific. His ship, the Rurick, spent the month of October, 1816 in the bay of San Francisco. The talented Ukranian-born expedition artist Louis Choris (1795-1828) produced some of the earliest and best drawings of California's native people.
There were different designs of tule boat by various California Native groups. The drawing is one desgin.
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