The Canoe Maker
Here is the story of David Moses Bridges, a Passamaquoddy Birch Bark Artisan. David practiced and passed on ancestral birch bark traditions. The white birch is an important tree of the Passamaquoddy people, and its bark deeply interwoven in their history and lives. In this story, David weaves Native American story telling into the ancient art and spirituality of canoe making, including the heart-rending mythological legend of partridge, the first canoe maker.
Includes a pronunciation key in the back of the book to help with pronunciation of the Native American words included in the story.
34 pages, paperback