Collecting Maple Syrup

In this print shared by the Passamaquoddy Cultural Heritage Museum, a Wabanaki woman is collecting sap in birchbark containers to boil into syrup, a tradition performed by local tribes for thousands of years. The sap is boiled directly in the birchbark containers, which do not burn or melt because of the hot sap inside them. The print is by Shirley Bear, a Maliseet artist. (Facebook photo)