Record Detail

Catalogue Number DBN 1108
Artefact Description Canadian birchbark. Canadian birch bark is well documented for its use and significance among Canada's indigenous community. As well as being used to make handicrafts and household items, birchbark is used to make canoes, once the principal means of transportation. The word canoe comes from kenu which literally means dug-out. Birchbark's properities: lightweight, smooth, waterproof and resilient make it perfect for canoe building.
Taxon BETULACEAE Betula
TDWG ContinentNorth America
TDWG Botanical Country Canada
TDWG UseMaterials - Wood
SourceColcough, Lieut. Col. B. N.