ESKIMO’S MAP OF DRIFTWOOD (Sep, 1933)
This is awesome.
ESKIMO’S MAP OF DRIFTWOOD
An Eskimo, who had never before seen a map, has just provided the Library of Congress with the first accurate chart of the islands of Dis-ko Bay, Greenland. After a careful survey by sledge and kayak, he whittled relief models of the islands from driftwood and painted them in colors to show lakes, marshes, and vegetation. Sewed to sealskin, they form the map illustrated at left.