Birchbark notes and stick



Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Birch bark, wood, ink

Not On View

Birch bark note attached to two sticks. Text reads: “Sticks taken out of a beaver hut by (name?) when on a trapping expedition with a part of Mic Mac Indians in Nova Scotia 4th Novbr. 1851”


Acquired through Willis Henry Auctions, Marshfield, MA, by John Molloy Gallery, New York; April 19, 1994, sold by Molloy Gallery to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art