Cesar’s Bark Canoe

This hour long documentary shows a 67-year-old Attikmek Indian named Cesar Newashish building a birch bark canoe the old fashioned way. He uses only birch bark, spruce roots, cedar splints and gum. Not a lot of talking, just a man building a boat – you may not be able to build your own after one viewing, but you’ll be on you way to understand how much time an labor goes into something like this. Tanks to La Loup at A Woodsrunner’s Diary for finding this great video:

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