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Canoe Restoration Update (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, College Station, Texas

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-02-08

Duration: 00:04:59

Subjects: Archaelogy | Caddo Indians | Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana | Native Americans


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Jones, Charles Producer
  • Lurker, Will Producer
  • McGimsey, Chip Interviewee
  • Fix, Peter Interviewee


This segment from the February 8, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charles Jones’ update on the restoration of two Native American dugout canoes – a 600-year-old Caddo canoe discovered in Shreveport in 2017 and a 1500-year-old Chitimacha canoe discovered in Assumption Parish in 2018. Jones reports that the restoration work is being performed at the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University in College Station. He interviews Dr. Chip McGimsey, the Louisiana State Archaeologist, and Dr. Peter Fix, the co-principal investigator for the canoe conservation at Texas A&M University. Hosts: Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams