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This film records an Anishinaabe scroll keeper named Miskomin teaching Native American students about birch bark scrolls, wiigwaasabakoon. It was made by Med...

Birch Bark Scroll #1

This birch bark scroll sits in the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. It is quite detailed and in need of some tender loving care. This scroll can also ...

Birch Bark Scroll #4

This is a birch bark scroll that literally made the tobacco dance when we offered it to it. This is a beautiful piece unlike any of the others that I have ha...

Birch Bark Scroll #3

This birch bark scroll is unlike the others the Museum of Civilization collections. Since it did not use the layer of birch bark commonly used. In my opinion...

Birch Bark Scroll #2

This scroll is also in the Museum of Civilization and has some reference to the four miido or the beings that sit in the four directions. This scroll can als...

Birch Bark Scrolls

This is a video for a project on Native American birch bark scroll.

Aboriginal Art, Birch Bark Biting

Aboriginal ancient art of Birch Bark Biting Display at BC Canada Pavilion. Birch biting involves stripping birch trees and then folding its beautiful white b...

Birch bark glue 1|2: From bark to tar

Making some birch bark tar for later use as glue, when I'm gonna make myself some arrows and need to attach the goose feathers on the shaft.

birch bark pack and making a bark butter container

my newly completed pack and a tutorial on making a birch bark container for butter.

Working with Birch Bark

working with birch bark.

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13 news items

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:47:31 -0700

The discovery of dozens of birch-bark documents in Russia has revealed what life was like from the 11th to 15th Century. Each has a various message inscribed on bits of wood, preserved in mud for centuries until the present day. The finds include a ...


Sun, 19 Oct 2014 02:45:00 -0700

The first birch-bark scrolls were found in 1951. At the huge pit on Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street, which yielded some of the most important finds this summer, Yazikov bounded down a ramp, descending through hundreds of years of Russian history (with ...
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:02:54 -0800

Through this GIS process, according to Atalay, she is able to “look at mounds, earthworks and rock art sites in the Midwest where the tribal communities are from and line them up with birch bark scrolls and even star knowledge related to these sacred ...
Newswise (press release)
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:55:39 -0800

... to develop a thorough knowledge of her native language, which is required to understand the meaning of giant earthwork mounds, ancient rock art and sacred birch bark scrolls that hold thousands of years of ceremonial knowledge and cultural teachings.
St. Catharines Standard
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:11:15 -0800

Containers for storage and cooking were also fashioned from birch bark. Important history and philosophy was recorded on birch bark scrolls. Manitowaning, on Manitoulin's east coast, was the first European settlement while just north, Wikwemikong ...
Net Newsledger
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:25:20 -0800

They shared that the story needed to be written using red ochre, and they talked about a special ceremony that was done recently to pass the birch bark scrolls to Elder Dave Courchene. The Grandmothers also shared that the Spirit asked them to choose ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:58:31 -0700

A year later, 42 centuries-old birch bark scrolls were returned by a Kentucky physician. The scrolls are inscribed with symbols and pictures depicting ceremonial songs. "We can be bringing back a lot of our past," Geshick said. "It's almost like ...
Daily Yonder (blog)
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:34:22 -0700

Our spiritual leaders recorded ceremonies and important events on birch bark scrolls centuries ago in a mnenonic script called “spirit writing.” The story of the Anishanabek people is told through our 7 prophecies or fires and illustrated with these ...

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