Tomah Joseph - Notable Native Americans
Tomah Joseph was a Passamaquoddy artist and governor of Tribal communities in Maine in the United States. He taught the future US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt how to canoe. Joseph was an accomplished birchbark canoe-maker, who notably made a canoe for the young Franklin D. Roosevelt that is now in the collection of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Many of Joseph's works were birchbark manuscripts. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Abbe Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.