A long time ago, villagers invented boats. They put their heads together and decided to make a raft.
They grabbed some logs and rope. Then they lined up the logs and tied the ropes around the middle and the two ends. They called it the raft, but they realized that the raft wasn't good enough so they invented a bark canoe.
The people ripped off thick pieces of bark and shaped it into a canoe and that's how it got the name bark canoe.
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