Anishinaabe Birchbark Canoe

Mary Rice donated this canoe to BHA, which was constructed eighteen years ago by Marvin Defoe. Following the traditional ways of his ancestors, he used birch bark (wiigwass) from trees he studied for many years. All materials and methods used were identical to those of his ancestors.

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Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan
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Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Top View
Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Long View
Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Full Side View
Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Close Up of Bear and Beaver
Anishinaabe Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Close Up Front View
Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Top View Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Long View Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Full Side View Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Close Up of Bear and Beaver Anishinaabe Birchbark Canoe Wiigwaasi Jiimaan - Close Up Front View