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" The ethnographic evidence for these claims is outlined in Heyerdahl's book Aku Aku: The Secret of Easter Island. Heyerdahl's claims aside however there is no evidence that the Tlingit Haida or other British Columbian tribes have an affinity with Polynesians. To the innocent masses in all industrialized countries we direct our appeal.

He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in which he sailed 8000 km (5000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a self-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947. The Heyerdahl Archives are administered by the Kon-Tiki Museum and the National Library of Norway in Oslo. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection diaries private letters expedition plans articles newspaper clippings original book and article manuscripts.