Birch bark canoes were a technologically-sophisticated means to travel and transport goods during the fur trade.
Technology Then and Now was developed by the students (Nicole Aquino, John Campbell, Patrick Dwyer, Abby Floyd, Jacob Kowalczyk, Allie Lewis, Amanda Owens, Brendan Sapato, and Callisto Wojcikowski) in the Museum Studies class (HIST 4080) at Western Michigan University under the direction of Professor Michael Nassaney. The research, contents, and design of the exhibit were made possible through the support and assistance of Christina Arseneau, David Brose, Mary Ellen Drolet, Joe Hines, Larry Horrigan, Cori Ivens, Erika Loveland, Meghan Williams and Michael Worline.
Full size panel available as additional file.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, "Technology Then and Now 5: Birch Bark Canoes" (2018). Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. 72.