George James has built a lot of things in his life. He's strung together moccasins that have been dispersed aall around the country, he's made dulcimers, and rowboats and canoes. Building things with his hands has been something instilled in him since his youth.
“My father would build things,” says James. “It's something that I was always taught. Why go spend a lot of money on something when you can learn to build it yourself and spend far less?”
Though he's made it a habit of fashioning a variety of things for his own use as well as use by others, one thing in particular has almost always been a constant for James; the construction of boats.