Indigenous Foraging Container Workshop

The culture of the indigenous people of the Northeast Woodlands is a culture influenced by bark (much like the culture of indigenous people of the Western Plains is a culture influenced by the bison).  In the Northeast Woodlands region, bark was used to make a diverse range of items such as canoes, wigwams, baby carriers and memory scrolls as well as harvesting and storing containers. In this half day course, you will create your own indigenous container using harvested ash bark, that you will sew together with spruce root and finish with a red willow rim. This authentic indigenous experience will be led by Jennifer Lee, an independent student of the history and culture of the indigenous people of the Northeast Woodlands.  Jennifer is a member of the Northern Narragansets – a tribe yet to be recognized by state and federal authorities.


Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Instruction in authentic basket making

Basket making materials

What to Bring

Comfortable clothing and layers appropriate for the temperatures


Berry Basket (4 hr): Trustees Members $90 / Non-Members $115
Mokok Basket (6 hr): Trustees Members $100 / Non - Members $125
Fitness Level:
All - This activity requires strong hands for sewing bark
Skill Level:
  • Trustees: Notchview
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