Steve Cayard - Birchbark Canoe Builder
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The Legacy of Penobscot Canoes:
A View from the River

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Harvard University
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, Mass.

I am a consultant for this exhibition, currently open.

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Yankee Magazine, May/June 2021: "Open Studio" article by Annie Graves, p. 44. online as a Flipbook or as an excerpt.

Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors Magazine, May/June 2016: "Birchbark Canoes," by Laurie Schreiber, an article about my work.

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram April 25, 2004, July 29, 2007, and June 27, 2010:  Articles about my canoe work by Deirdre Fleming and Tom Bell.

Portland Magazine, April 2004:  "Dream Weaving" by Pat Friedman, an article about the Penobscots' efforts to revive birchbark canoe building with my help.

WoodenBoat Magazine, November/December 2004: "Steve Cayard and the Wabanaki Canoe," cover article by Jerry Stelmok, with photos by Benjamin Mendlowitz, Darel Gabriel Bridges, and Garrett Conover.

The Wall Street Journal, August 29, 2003:  A front-page article by Robert Tomsho describing my canoe work with the Penobscots.

Native Peoples Magazine, July/August/ 2001: "The Birchbark Canoe: Back From the Brink" by C. Ted Behne, an article about various birchbark canoe builders, featuring photographs of my canoes by Darel Gabriel Bridges

Film and Television:

One Land - Two Worlds, a film by D'Arcy Marsh, exploring early interactions between European explorers and Maine Indians, featuring footage of my birchbark canoe workshops at Indian Island and St.Marys. It can be seen online On Vimeo.

Agwiden - a film by D'Arcy Marsh, documents the first of my birchbark canoe building workshops with the Penobscot Indian Nation in 2002. It can be seen online
On Vimeo

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