Adney, Edwin Tappan and Howard I. Chappelle. The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Museum of History and Technology, 1964.
Fernald, Peggy. Brief Description of Birchbark Canoe Building. Bar Harbor: Abbe Museum, 1970. Bulletin No. 9.
Gidmark, David. Birchbark Canoe: Living Among the Algonquin. Willowdale, Ontario: Firefly Books, 1997. A description of building a birchbark canoe near Quebec.
Jennings, John. Bark Canoes: The Art and Obsession of Tappan Adney. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2004.
Kent, Timothy J. Birchbark Canoes of the Fur Trade. Ossineke, MI: Silver Fox Enterprises, 1997.
McPhee, John. The Survival of the Bark Canoe. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1975. The construction and history of a traditional birch bark canoe; a canoe trip; and diagrams of canoe models by Adney.
Poling, Jim Sr. The Canoe: An Illustrated History. Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 2001.
Thoreau, Henry David. The Maine Woods. New York: Norton, 1950. Includes building of Indian canoes.