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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Transportation ➔ Oval Birch Bark Box With Porcupine Quill Applique

Identifier:
E1998.50.11a-b
Description:
Sparsely quilled. 4 rows of coiled sweet grass form lid lip. Base and rim also sweet grass lined.;Good example of motif technique, form and materials, typical of it's type. Docents want, but do not have touchable example. Many similar pieces on exhibit.;H 3 or # 3;Purchased by donor from non-indian owned craft shop Windy Knob on west side of M-22 just north of Omena. Believed not local work, seller expressed low opinion of Peshabestown craft quality.;Purchased by donor from non-indian owned craft shop Windy Knob on west side of M-22 just north of Omena. Believed not local work, seller expressed low opionion of Peshabestown craft quality.;Pencil on bottom. |
Date:
1975 – 1985
Materials:
Porcupine Quill Applique, Sweet Grass Coiling, Birch Bark, Thread, Porcupine Quill, Sweetgrass
Dimensions:
3" h 7" w 4.25" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Source:
Gift Of Winnie Glessner
Exhibit/Program
Investigate: Native American Cultural Artifacts (September 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.
Student Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts, specimens, and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Learners will be able to describe what these cultural objects can tell us about the lifestyle and values of the Native Americans who used them.

Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • ELA Common Core Standards by Domain: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H1 The World in Temporal Terms: Historical Habits of Mind, H2 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago, H3 The History of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, G2 Places and Regions, G4 Human Systems, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Maker/Donor
Glessner, Winnie