Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Row, Row , Row Your Boat Johnny Appleseed
Today we read "Johnny Appleseed:The Story of a Legend" by Will Moses, who I found out the other day is the grandson of Grandma Moses, the artist. Anyway, from the story we learned that Johnny Appleseed latched two indian birch bark canoes together, loaded them down with seeds and seedlings and paddled up and down the Brokenstraw River in Ohio planting orchards and giving seedlings to settlers. So, we made birch bark canoes. Here are the instructions.
And here are the pictures of Lillie Anna's PINK Birch bark canoe. My daughter wouldn't be caught out in public in a plain old birch bark canoe, afterall. We made some apple trees using a broken up twigs for the trunks and construction paper.
Here's a link to a site about the use of birch bark canoes by the Indians. Would be nice for a Native American Study.