Mi'maq birch-bark box

This is a fine example of a Mi'kmaq birch-bark box decorated with porcupine quills collected in Newfoundland in the early 19th century.
Since porcupines are not found on the island of Newfoundland, the quills on the box would have likely come from Nova Scotia.

Courtesy of the Newfoundland Museum, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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