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Burke Boxes are portable boxes of scientific specimens and cultural artifacts for all ages, designed to supplement the study of various topics in cultural and natural history.

Pacific Northwest Cultures Boxes


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Alaskan Arctic

The traditional lands of the Alaskan Arctic extend some 5,000 miles across circumpolar areas of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Russia. The region includes both arctic and subarctic environments, mountains, forests, coastal areas, inland areas, and tundra. This box contains historical materials, tools and models of artifacts used by the peoples who lived in this challenging Northern climate.

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Coast Salish Canoes

This collection explores the culture and history of Coast Salish people through their use of canoes. Learn how canoes continue to be vital to the life of Coast Salish people, and explore the process of carving a canoe. The collection includes seven model canoes, each representing a different stage of the carving process. This box also contains tools used for carving a canoe and tools used for fishing. The illustrated lesson plans take students through the carving process and describe the importance of the canoe to everyday life. Supplemental materials include an interview with canoe carver Ed Carriere, books, photos, maps and video (DVD) resources.

 

4 CultureThanks to 4Culture/King County lodging Tax Fund for their generous support of this project.

Price: One week rental $40, two week rental $50, additional weeks $20 each. Prices do not include tax or shipping.

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Native People and the Environment of Washington

The traditional lands of the This box illustrates the use of raw materials by native people of Washington State, both east and west of the Cascade range. Included in this collection are tools for gathering raw materials, samples of raw plant materials mounted under glass and products made by these materials

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Tulalip Tribes Natural Resources Program, Marysville, WA

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Native Peoples of Puget Sound

This selection of artifacts from the Coast Salish culture gives insight into the life of the Native peoples of Puget Sound. A canoe model, salmon tongs and an adze are just a few of the tools vital to life in the Pacific Northwest. This box includes music of the Indians of the Southern Northwest Coast as well as a contemporary Salish print by Susan A. Point.

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Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast

The coastal cultures of southeast Alaska, British Columbia and Washington are represented in this box. A house model, bentwood box, halibut hook and a stone maul give a taste of the inventive lifestyles of the Northwest Coast people. Books and video, The Box of Daylight, are also included.

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Native Peoples of the Plateau

Artifacts from the Columbia Plateau cultures include a berry basket, a twined cornhusk bag, a beaded bag, projectile points, a bone awl, trade beads, a sinker stone, a stone maul, a pair of dolls and a stick game. The collection also includes several contemporary miniatures, such as pouch necklaces, and a miniature berry basket. Additional resources include Indian Rock Art of the Columbia River PlateauPeoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorehouse, 1898-1915, and A Song to the Creator: Traditional Arts of Native American Women of the Plateau. This collection was developed to support the 2007 Burke Museum exhibit, This Place Called Home.

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Washington State History

Imagine making your own candles or grinding your coffee by hand. Handle artifacts that help you understand how pioneers in Washington State lived, worked, and played. Some of the artifacts included in the kit are handmade nails, a sarsaparilla bottle, homemade ice skate, clay marbles, ox shoe, and powder horn.

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