Steve Cayard - Birchbark Canoe Builder
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Wolastoqiyik, Mi'kmaq, and Passamaquoddy Peoples
A collection of historic photos of Wabanaki subjects, including birchbark canoes, from the New Brunswick Museum.

Wolastoqiyik - Portrait of a People
An exhibition of photos and drawings of Maliseet history and culture, including birchbark canoes.

Abbe Museum
A museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, dedicated to current and historic Wabanaki culture; one of my canoes is in their collection.

Hudson Museum
On the campus of the University of Maine at Orono, the Hudson Museum has collections of Native American artifacts, including locally made birchbark canoes.  It also hosts ongoing programs and demonstrations to promote traditional Wabanaki culture.

Penobscot Marine Museum
"The museum of Penobscot Bay," site of past and future birchbark canoe building demonstrations with my involvement.

Moose River Handcrafts
Website of Duane Hanson, maker of knives, baskets, and other traditional and practical woods gear, including crooked knives designed with my collaboration.

WoodenBoat School
Located on the idyllic shores of Brooklin, Maine; I have taught birchbark canoe building there.

WoodenBoat Publications
Publisher of WoodenBoat Magazine, which featured an article about my canoe work by Jerry Stelmok in issue #181, Nov./Dec. 2004

Wolastoqiyik: The Maliseet First Nation
A little background from Wikipedia

Wabanaki
A definition from Wikipedia

Island Falls Canoe
Beautiful wood and canvas canoes by Jerry Stelmok, specializing in the canoe designs of E.M. White, which closely follow Penobscot and Maliseet birchbark canoes.

Northwoods Canoe Co.
Handcrafted wood and canvas canoes by Rollin Thurlow, located in Atkinson, Maine

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Ltd.
"A non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world." I am a member.

North Woods Ways
Classic wilderness guiding by Alexandra and Garrett Conover. Their canoe travel gallery features some great photos of the birchbark canoe I built for them, under "National Geographic."

Maliseet "Grandfather Canoe" Comes Home for Visit
"Grandfather Canoe" came home...and stayed: repatriation was granted later in 2009, shortly before we built the "Grandmother Canoe," based on the Grandfather.

Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America
The Adney Book, written by Chapelle. Highly recommended.

Canoe Launches Book
One of the canoes built at Indian Island with my help, used to launch the new edition of a good book on historic canoe trails in Maine.

Penobscot Primer
A series of voice recordings of the late Madeline Shay, Penobscot, speaking her native language, as prompted by photographs related to Penobscot culture. Some photographs of me and of one of my early canoes are included, along with Madeline's comments. Photos and recordings made by Richard Garrett and Martha Young, with project assistance by Penobscots Barry Dana and Carol Dana.

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