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Model Canoes

January 22, 2012


SCALE MODEL BIRCH BARK CANOES THE ART AND OBSESSION OF TAPPAN ADNEY The canoe models of Edwin Tappan Adney, universally recognized as the foremost scholar on the North American bark canoe, represent the distillation of a lifetime of research into Native canoeing cultures of North America. He originally intended his collection of models to illustrate […]

Canoe Building

January 21, 2012



On the building bed

Ojibwe Birch Bark Canoes

January 20, 2012


OJIBWE BIRCH BARK CANOES The bark canoe of the Chippewa {Ojibwe} is perhaps, the most beautiful and light model of all the water crafts that were invented. They are generally made complete with the rind of one birch tree, and so ingeniously shaped and sewed together, with roots of the tamarack… that they are water-tight, […]

Beaver Bark Canoes

January 20, 2012


THE EARLY YEARS………….My first introduction to the birch bark canoe was on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation in 1979. There was a Ojibwe Culture Program there that was started by Ernie St. Germaine and was running for five days. One could learn about the language, pipe making, moccasin making, building a birch bark canoe […]