or more than 100 years, a birch bark scrollâ€”nearly nine feet long and inscribed with pictographic symbolsâ€”was housed at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. It languished
in storage for decades, its history and significance all but forgotten. But, starting in the fall of 2015, a series of events ultimately led Andover to return the scroll to representatives of the White Earth Nation, a federally recognized Native American tribe in Minnesotaâ€”and to rekindle a relationship that had begun decades before.
by Jane Dornbusch
Andover | Winter 2017