Centuries-old birch-bark canoe is on display in Brunswick, Maine

 

One of the oldest-known examples of a Native American birch-bark canoe is on display at a museum in Brunswick, Maine.

The Pejepscot Historical Society says the canoe dates to the mid-1700s. It’s an example of the type of canoe that was critically important to the history and culture of the Wabanaki, the first people of parts of northern New England and Atlantic Canada.

The historical society put the canoe on display October 4,2017. The society came into the possession of it in 1889. It had spent three decades in a barn before being placed in the museum.

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