Birch Bark Box

Wabanaki, Northeast Woodlands, Woodlands


collected about 1851-1902

Birch bark, thread and quills

Overall: 3 9/16 × 4 5/16 in. (9.1 × 10.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Porter and Charles Tremain



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Box


Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Exhibition History

The Arts of Native America, The Eastern Woodland: Algonkian and Iroquois, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Anthropology and History Collections, East Gallery, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 6-November 11, 1979.

Native American Designs of the Northern Woodlands, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 20, 1995-February 9, 1997.

Always in Season: Folk Art and Traditional Culture in Vermont, Vermont Historical Society Museum, Montpelier, Vermont, May 8-November 1, 1982; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, January 15-March 7, 1983; Christian Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, March 20-April 25, 1983; Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont, May 6-September 15, 1983.

Publication History

Jane C. Beck, Always in Season: Folk Art and Traditional Culture in Vermont, Montpelier, Vermont: Vermont Council on the Arts, 1982, 144 pp., p. 56.


Unknown collector (jpossibly the Baptist Missionary Marilla Baker Ingalls, 1828-1902); to Porter (1845-1907) and Charles (1843-1922) Tremain, Fayetteville, New York; given to present collection, after 1904; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red No. 13.645

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