Contacts & Links

January 23, 2012

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<><>COMMISSIONS & CUSTOM ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED FOR BIRCH-BARK CANOES, BIRCH-BARK BASKETS AND NATIVE-STYLE SNOWSHOES <><> Email Address>  beaverbarkcanoes@mac.com or beaverbarkcanoes49@gmail.com Phone@  715 892 4740 Ferdy Goode    1583 Marsha Ln    Arbor Vitae, Wi.   54568 <>WEBSITES<>  https://beaverbarkcanoes.wordpress.com/ http://beaversss-beaverbarkcanoes.blogspot.com <<>LINKS LIBRARY<>> Wooden Canoe Heritage Association> http://wcha.org Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum> Canoe Museum – Wisconsin Canoe Heritage […]

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Snowshoes

January 23, 2012

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SNOWSHOES    AAGIM The best examples of the snowshoe makers art may well be seen among the Attikemek people and the Eastern Cree. The shoes are of such a stunning quality and artistry that nothing could be added or subtracted without jeopardizing perfection. The babiche (raw hide) is woven not merely neatly and precisely, but […]

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Model Canoes

January 22, 2012

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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 […]

Porcupine Quill Embroidery

January 22, 2012

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PORCUPINE    GAG One unusual forest dweller is a creature which waddles when it walks, runs from nothing and never starves. It has feet like a bear, claws like a badger, teeth like a beaver and inner fur like the wool of a sheep. Porcupines normally have between twenty to thirty thousand quills, constantly growing […]

Birch Bark Baskets

January 22, 2012

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BIRCH BARK BASKETS    WIIGWAASI-MAKAK An ancient art form, born somewhere in the depths of the birch forest generations ago, continues to survive into the modern world. There is still great interest in the construction and decoration of birch bark baskets.         Birch bark baskets are generally made from a single sheet […]

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A Fleet of Canoes

January 21, 2012

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My first canoe built at the Bear Pond Camp in Winchester, Wisconsin, 1979 <A BEAVER BARK CANOES PRODUCTION>….Copyright…..2012

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The Ceremony

January 21, 2012

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BIRCH BARK      Wiigwaasi Among the forests inhabited by the Native Peoples grew one species of tree that played an important and continuing role in their daily lives. The bark is used for lodges, canoes, storage boxes for corn and maple sugar, cooking pots, torches and a host of other things. The Anisinaabeg gathered […]

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