Art and American Indians

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To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions

Edited by C. Kurt Dewhurst
Edited by Marsha L. MacDowell

Through the voices of quilters, writers, and folklorists, this book explores the images and meanings of Winnebago ribbon quilts, Plains Indian star designs, Yuwupi giveaway quilts, Hawaiian appliqued quilts, the seal party quilts of the Nelson Island Eskimos, and many more. Essays on contemporary and historical quilting traditions from around the country and rare historical photographs highlight this lavishly illustrated volume.


Marsha L. MacDowell is the curator of folk arts for the Michigan State University Museum. She is responsible for the research and documentation that resulted in the Michigan Quilt Project, as well as the museum's African American and Native American quilt collections.

C. Kurt Dewhurst is the director of the Michigan State University Museum and Center for Great Lakes Culture at Michigan State University.

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

9.5 x 11 in. 240 pages 100 color plates, 30 color and 65 black-and-white photographs