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Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 1

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Birch bark box, Molly Ockett

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Birch bark box, Molly Ockett / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 1, page 24.

A birch bark box provides an example of how Native American people used the resources around to make objects for everyday use.

In the 19th century, many Native American handicrafts were prized as relics and keepsakes. Baskets, boxes and jewelry supplied tourists with souvenirs of their trips to Maine.

This basket was made by Molly Ockett, an Anasagunticook who is known for being a herbal healer.