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or bi·dar·ka  (bī-där′kə)
A one- or two-hole kayak used by the Aleut and various Alaskan Eskimo groups.

[Russian baĭdarka, diminutive of baĭdara, large boat made of walrus skin over a wooden frame, perhaps akin to Russian baĭdak, rowboat, skiff, piece of wood of a certain thickness, from Old Russian baĭdakŭ.]


a type of narrow hunting boat, similar to a kayak, made of sealskin and used by inhabitants of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands
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Entra dentro de lo posible que al menos tres y posiblemente seis Chugach, que habian logrado escapar de Yakutat durante la masacre, consiguieran llegar a Fort Konstantinovskii en una baidarka e informaron a su comandante de la catastrofe en la que habia caido la colonia rusa el 20 de agosto 1805 (Tikhmenev 1861: 195).
Aqui los rusos negociaron e intercambiaron pequenos articulos con los aborigenes que se acercaron al barco navegando en baidarkas o kayaks.
The necessity of this step was dictated both by political considerations (securing for Russia this area of the American coast) and by economic considerations: a base for rest and equipping baidarka flotillas was necessary for Russia after advancing south into the straits of the Alexander Archipelago, rich in sea otters.
They also built traditional baidarka boats and skin drums, remove tons of sea-borne debris from beaches, explore the island, learn Aleut songs, listen to ancient stories populated with spirits, and eat seal dishes prepared by the elders.
In the future, Baidarka will concentrate on light construction and other government service contracts, perhaps including environmental cleanup.
The arrow becomes embedded in the beluga, which quickly thrashes off; the bladder shows its location; another fisherman in a baidarka pursues it, grabs the cord, stabs the beluga several times and pushes the dead creature ashore .
A baidarka is a kayak-type craft used by Aleut whale hunters and proven to be a superior design for withstanding the often harsh waters of the Aleutian Islands.
From Kodiak Island, Baranov assembled large numbers of Aleuts to launch their baidarkas (sea kayaks) in search of sea otters.
In the Canadian Arctic, the Inuit (better known in the west as Eskimos) use traditional baidarkas (canoes covered with sealskin) to travel at sea, or they hunt from the ice.
He visited the State Museum of Anthropology at the University of Oregon in Eugene and noted the derelict conditions of two baidarkas, one single-hatch and one twohatch.
It includes an important study of the renderings of hats found on many early model baidarkas.
After they had located Fort Ross from the sea and fired a ship's cannon to alert the garrison, Captain Laplace and his men were visited by a Russian agent and a few Alaskan natives from Kodiak Island who arrived in two skin-covered baidarkas.