The origin of Brazil and Canoeing

eMuseu do Esporte

eMuseu do Esporte

Canoeing is a practice that is rooted in Brazil long before the arrival of Europeans in 1500. Indigenous people build and use canoes in remote areas of the country until today, children from birth know how important this means of transport to their livelihood is present in their daily lives.

The canoe for an Indian is like a bicycle or a car normally used in urban areas. They are built of different sizes, some carry up to 30 people, others only a couple, their construction is done rudimentary and has a whole cultural context by indigenous peoples.


  • Title: The origin of Brazil and Canoeing
  • Location: Brazil
  • Subject Keywords: Canoeing, eMuseu
  • Type: photograph
  • Rights: Confederação Brasileira de Canoagem

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