Nova Scotia Archives

Harry Piers: Museum Maker

''Greenish-stained wood of Yellow Birch (Betula lutea, Michx.)''


Notes from Piers Accession Book:

Greenish-stained wood of Yellow Birch (Betula lutea, Michx.), used formerly by Micmac Indians for dying woodwork, quill-work, etc. a blue colour.  It is called by them "Weis-sar-way'-ik (=green) dis-sar-we-ar'-ken (=dye)." (continued...)

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Date Accessioned: 14 June 1906

Reference no.: Harry Piers accession number 4162  Nova Scotia Museum Botany Collection