Credit: Chris Arend
Birch Bark Basket
Dena’ina 1916-1917, Susitna Station. Birch bark, willow root, wood Anchorage Museum 1997.048.001
Birch bark containers were ubiquitous in Dena’ina villages and camps into the early 20th century. They served a variety of purposes, including collection of berries and other plants and stores of food. For cooking, baskets were filled with water and hot rocks.