A closeup of the blade showcases some of the delicate etching...
It was apparently inspired by an Abenaki paddle in the outstanding collection of the American Museum of Natural History (see that post full here)
Culture: ABNAKI, PENOBSCOT
Regions: EASTERN CANADA, NORTHEAST
Dimensions: L:182 W:20 H:3.5 [in CM]
Accession No: 1916-9