"A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world." (Native American Saying)
Paper Birch, White Birch or Canoe Birch is the most widely distributed of the native birches. Easily recognized for its peeling white bark, paper birch bark was used as a paper substitute in the past and valued by native Indians for its use in the construction of canoes.