Birch Bark Biting

Long ago, Birch Bark Biting was practiced widely by Native American peoples such as the Anishinabek, Cree, and other Algonquin speaking peoples, including the Abenaki, who had access to Betula papyrifera which is commonly known as the “Paper Birch” or “White Birch” tree.  More recently, bark biting has fallen out of favor, and it is believed there are only a few dozen practitioners trying to revive this art form in all of the United States and Canada.