Series: Mercury Series (0316-1854) (Book 138)
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Canadian Museum of Civilization (January 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 861280
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Baskets made from coiled spruce roots once were commonplace items in many Dene homes. The craft died out, however, in the nineteenth century, as copper kettles became available through trade with Europeans. By the end of the twentieth century, all that remained to attest to this ancient tradition were a few baskets in museum collations. In 1999, Suzan Marie, a Dene with a passion for the traditional arts of her people, saw a photograph of one of ...