The cultures of the Woodlands used many ingenious tools for daily life and ceremony. These tools changed over millennia in response to new technologies and materials. Some, like the snowshoe and birch bark canoe, were superior to equipment used for similar purposes by Europeans. Others, like sewing needles made from bone or stone adzes, were abandoned or altered with the arrival of trade goods from Europe.
This section showcases the ingenuity of native-made tools.