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Native American - Northeast and Southeast Woodland
Native American ➔ Mukuk

A mukuk is a traditional birch bark container used by Native American people in the Northeastern United States and Canada.
circa 1900
Birch Bark
5" h 10" w 10" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Collection Tier:
Tier 2
Gift Of Mrs. Robert Y. Speir
Great Lakes Fur Traders (after 2015)
At the heart of the fur trade was the development of effective communication between two radically different cultures.  Both the Native Americans and the Europeans were changed by their contact with each other, yet they managed to create a mutually beneficial system which persisted for 250 years.

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Related Entity:
Mrs. Robert Y. Speir (donor)
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