Native Style Art: Buffalo Robe with Sunburst Design Our Gallery Director, Lynn, explains the unique qualities of this beautifully made buffalo robe - it has been hand scraped & braintanned and features an elaborate porcupine quillwork design that has been rubbed with red earth from the Black Hills; the face and dew claws are still attached.
Victoria G Fortner, Corn Dolls & Quill Work
Glacier Park (QGJ) Glacier National Park photo collage
AMERICAN INDIAN ROCK STAR c. 1834 He called himself Mató-Tópe. The Prince -- Maximilian -- interpreted this as "Four Bears". By any name, he was the rock star of the Plains Indians -- the Mandan Chief with the big personality that the Prince and George Catlin and others wrote about -- the one that Easterners and Europeans loved to read about. He was far and away the best known Indian personage of the early 19th century. It wasn't just the big personality -- he had a big wardrobe, too. Each day he posed for his portrait by Karl Bodmer, he showed up in a different outfit. And Bodmer, the all-time greatest painter of the American Indian, got every detail. In this portrait, Mató-Tópe poses in the elaborate regalia indicating his elevated chiefly status. The long overshirt is made from bighorn leather; it's trimmed with ermine tails and decorated with ornate beadwork and quill-work. Figures that symbolize brave deeds and accomplishments are painted on the shoulders; red spatter marks on the front represent old wounds suffered in warfare. The headdress is symbolic as well as spectacular. The tail of eagle feathers is so extensive, it may represent not only his battle coups, but also those of an entire war party. Split buffalo horns rise from the white ermine-covered cap. Jimi Hendrix and that guy from the Village People had nothing on Four Bears. In this portrait, he appears as the painted warrior. The hand painted on his chest signifies that he captured prisoners; the wooden knife he wears in his hair is a ...
How to: Bead Native American Beadwork, Medallion I made a quick video showing how I bead a Medallion If I get a good response, I will make more and go into more detail of how to bead. I hope you like this video.. Thanks for watching. :) Check out my Blog, I have some more of my work on there, you can comment and follow me on there.. Songs: Taos Round Dance Zuni Sunrise Quillwork Girl's Journey Dosela Boys
Nancy Today: Dyeing Porcupine Quills 1 An experiment to see if I can dye the quills like the natives did.
Nancy Today: Quill decorated birchbark box It's such a lovely craft, to work with birchbark and porcupine quills. I'm going to have to try this again!
Sarah Zephier- TET 200 Digital Story 2 Bead and Quillwork Presentation
July 5th 2009 Gotigobidoon I'iw Wiigwaas / Wiigwaasike Eko-Niizhing Gotigobidoon I'iw Wiigwaas. Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula (pronounced /ˈbɛtjʊlə/ Bé-tu-la), in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae.The bark of all birches is characteristically marked with long horizontal lenticels, and often separates into thin papery plates, especially upon the Paper Birch. It is practically imperishable, due to the resinous oil which it contains. Its decided color gives the common names Red, White, Black, Silver and Yellow to different species. Mazinibaganjigan (plural: mazinibaganjiganan) is an ancient folk art made by the Ojibwa (Anishinaabe) by biting down on small pieces of Birch bark to form intricate designs. In some areas, it is also known as ozhibaganjigan(-an). Using the eye teeth to bite, the bite pressures can either pierce the bark pieces into a lace or just make certain areas thinner to allow for light to pass through. If the bark piece is carefully folded, symmetrical designs can also be made onto it. Many of the designs that are used contain symbological and religious significance to the Ojibwa. Though the practice almost died out, there are an estimated dozen practitioners left in Canada and the United States, some of whom display the craft in contexts outside of their original intentions to show evidence of this ancient practice. Birch bark bitings can be used in storytelling, as patterns for quillwork and beadwork, as well as finished pieces of art. Birch bark can be removed ...
quillwork videos 001.mov Items I use to do porcupine quill embroidery
Prairie Lonesome gets her Eagle Feather | Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary "Prairie Lonesome, sponsor mustang gets her eagle feather at theBlack Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, South Dakota" Prairie Lonesome, sponsor mustang gets her eagle feather at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, a new video short by director, Christopher Crosby. The project was produced in association by Institute of Range and the American Mustang and PK Productions LLC. Music and words by Virgil Red Cloud Goode. In this video short describes Traditional Lakota performer and spiritualist, Virgil Red Cloud Goode's mission of putting an eagle feather on all the wild mustangs at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota, beginning with sponsor mustang, Prairie Lonesome. Mr. Goode is a 3rd generation Red Cloud family quillwork artist from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. "I had a dream about this green prairie and blue sky and, there was this horse - a black and white horse and she was running in this prairie. And, I went up there and laid down a blanket and I gave this horse a eagle feather to represent that all horses - and all creatures come from Mother Earth especially the horses, they're real sacred. They carry with them a sacredness, a holiness." (from "Prairie Lonesome gets her Eagle Feather") Narrative by Virgil Red Cloud Goode. Management Representation for Mr. Goode: Karla LaRive | Studio West Management Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary on the Net: All Rights Reserved a musicseenPROduction 2010
How To: Bead Native American Beadwork, Earrings, 2 Hey, I made another video on how to make earrings, these are a different type of earrings.. Way more easier and it takes a lot less time.. If I get a good response, I'll Make another video.. :) Hope you try it out and like it: :) Check out my blog to see more of my beadwork,
Djuanas Quillwork 3 8 11
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Tour, Part 1: Snow Shoes, Lacrosse, Sweet Grass Baskets, Moosehair Embroidery and Quillwork are featured as Museum founder, Charles "Bud" Thompson gives a guided tour of some of the Museum's galleries. Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Education and Cultural Center, Kearsarge Mountain Rd., Warner, NH, is dedicated to connecting people of today with 20000 years of ongoing Native American cultural expression. The Museum embraces cultural diversity and encourages responsible environmental action based on respect for nature. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum seeks to challenge and inspire all of us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. Please visit us at , or on our Facebook page - Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Follow us on Twitter, too! We're MKIndianMuseum.
Museum Educational Powwow 2 The Mashantucket Pequot Museum held an educational powwow Wednesday. Busloads of children along with museum visitors were treated to native dance, beadwork and quillwork among others. The powwow runs through Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Eiteljorg Museum Arctic and Subarctic Eiteljorg Museum Artifacts on display illustrate the artistic and cultural diversity of America's first peoples. Eiteljorg described his collection as a very personal one that grew not only out of his interest in the West, but also out of his love and respect for Native Americans and their cultures, which reflect a deep regard for nature. This sense of oneness with nature is embodied in the museum's extensive collection of Native American art, including pottery, basketry, clothing, bead and quill work, and weavings.
Nancy Today: Quill letters on birchbark I'm trying to do this like the natives do, almost.
Nancy Today: Dogs and nameplate Babysitting dogs while making a birchbark nameplate for a book
Artisan Spotlight: Jim Taylor Jim Taylor is a Quillworker and citizen of the El-Nu Abenaki Tribe. Here, he presents some of the creations and provides insight to how they are made. Mr. Taylor has had several of his handmade quill work on exhibit in museums as well as literature. Filmed, produced & edited by Lina Longtoe. For more information of Jim Taylor & his quillwork, please visit: quillwork_ For more information on the El-Nu Abenaki Tribe, please visit:
Escape Short Version Escape into a realm of beautiful nature. Away from the troubles of this noisy world. Find peace to comfort your weary soul. By Kathryn Mattox Music: Quillwork Girl's Journey ~ Stephen Warbeck For those with short attention spans
The World Never Ends-Mary Louis Defender Wilson DISCLAIMER 'Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for 'fair use' for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use'. I do not own this video. All rights go to its rightful owner. No copyright infringement intended. This was uploaded for information and raising awareness only. I do not earn any money with this. Mary Louise Defender Wilson, also known by her Dakotah name, Gourd Woman-Wagmuhawin (wha' gmoo ha wi'), was born in 1930 on the Standing Rock (Sioux) Indian Reservation of North Dakota. She has spent a lifetime telling stories and performing songs and dances about the life, land, and legends of the Dakotah (Sioux) and Hidatsa people. Mary Louise first heard these stories and learned the ways of her people at home, where her family told her traditional stories about the world and about how to lead a good life. Until she started school at age eight and later during her summer vacations, Mary Louise followed her grandfather, Tall Man See the Bear, while he was herding sheep. He knew the land well, and took her to many of the places mentioned in the stories. Mary Louise remembers how they could walk all over the land because there were no fences. Her grandfather would tell her about all the different rock formations ...
Misha Manny Shamanic Meditation Journey.wmv bike ride to Pheasant Branch Conservancy and Pictures while at Mounds
Jim Little Wounded - Bead & Quillwork Native American artist James Little Wounded is well known for effortlessly combining quillwork and beadwork in his pieces...here he tells us where and how he learned these techniques, and also entertains us a few wonderful stories from his childhood.
Native Discovery - Part 2 Part two of our Native Discovery presentation celebrating Traditional Lakota art on the Reservations of South Dakota. Visit for more information on Lakota artists and travel opportunities to the Reservations.
Native Discovery - Part 1 Part one of our Native Discovery presentation celebrating Traditional Lakota art on the Reservations of South Dakota. Visit for more information on Lakota artists and travel opportunities to the Reservations.
The Birch Bark Canoe: Launch and Paddle Ferdy Goode of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, invited us to test-drive his 60th birch bark canoe-- his canoes are works of art-- entirely hand-crafted in the traditional way, with quill work and etching.
James Little Wounded - Colors & Symbols Lakota artist James Little Wounded explains some of the images he uses in his work and their symbolic meaning, talks about the purpose of a shield, and also discusses color.
recent works.wmv shamanic meditation journey pheasant branch conservancy reflexology open house spiritual vibes elves palace live art art gallery night food large elves
July 5 2009 Maniwiigwaase Maniwiigwaase Birch is the name of any tree of the genus Betula (pronounced /ˈbɛtjʊlə/ Bé-tu-la), in the family Betulaceae, closely related to the beech/oak family, Fagaceae.The bark of all birches is characteristically marked with long horizontal lenticels, and often separates into thin papery plates, especially upon the Paper Birch. It is practically imperishable, due to the resinous oil which it contains. Its decided color gives the common names Red, White, Black, Silver and Yellow to different species. Mazinibaganjigan (plural: mazinibaganjiganan) is an ancient folk art made by the Ojibwa (Anishinaabe) by biting down on small pieces of Birch bark to form intricate designs. In some areas, it is also known as ozhibaganjigan(-an). Using the eye teeth to bite, the bite pressures can either pierce the bark pieces into a lace or just make certain areas thinner to allow for light to pass through. If the bark piece is carefully folded, symmetrical designs can also be made onto it. Many of the designs that are used contain symbological and religious significance to the Ojibwa. Though the practice almost died out, there are an estimated dozen practitioners left in Canada and the United States, some of whom display the craft in contexts outside of their original intentions to show evidence of this ancient practice. Birch bark bitings can be used in storytelling, as patterns for quillwork and beadwork, as well as finished pieces of art. Birch bark can be removed fairly easily ...
Canada Vignettes - Moccasins Canada Vignettes - Moccasins Close-ups of fine detail of the ancient skill of quillwork embroidery--brightly coloured geometric designs on high-ankled, Seneca-type moccasins. These moccasins are over one hundred years old, from the fabled Speyer Collection that was repatriated from Germany by the National Museum of Man in 1975. Production Agency: National Film Board of Canada www.nfb.ca Production Year 1979 Canada Vignettes: Compilation Reel 1
Singing at Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow At the pow wow in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
MY GRANDMOTHERS HOME Performance at Fort Calgary, M:ST 3 Witnessing Series Presented by: TRUCK Gallery Sunrise. A woman lays a circle of rocks with a marked entrance to the east. Handfuls of earth are carried into the centre of the circle and are formed by hand into a floral pattern radiating from the centre outwards. She enters and leaves the circle from the eastern doorway until the design is complete or the sun sets. My Grandmothers Home is a site-specific installation in Nose Hill Park. Maria Hupfield engages with her heritage as an Anishnaabekwe (Ojibway woman) artist to create contemporary works that unify the traditional craft, ceremony, and performance elements of First Nations Art History with contemporary art practices. Floral motifs that reference the bead and quill work of First Nations and direct associations between ancestry and the land are all elements of Hupfields work that engage with relevant contemporary issues for First Nations Peoples. Working from dawn until dusk, Hupfields performance will involve the installation of a circular earthwork consisting of a ring of rocks and floral earthen design within close proximity to Fort Calgary. The daylong performance will be documented and presented within the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition as part of the M:ST 3 Witnessing Series.
Wooden Canoe Heritage Association at the Rec Show 2010 The Upper Peninsula of Michigan Chapter of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association displayed several types of wooden canoe at the 2010 Boat, Sport and RV Show in Marquette. Included were birch barks, a stripper, a newer wood/canvas and a 1917 Belle Isle courting canoe... and Ferdy Goode's quillwork and etching on a bark backrest. Great fun.
Nancy Today: Maggots separate quills from carcass These precious little bugs do all the work. I just scoop the removed quills up while they go about their business of cleaning up.
quillwork videos 002.mov How to do the 'zigzag' technique in porcupine quill embroidery.
Nancy Today: Quillwork nameplate Writing Wendy with porcupine quills
Grand Entry at the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow Grand Entry Saturday at the 2008 Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow. I got to coordinate this pow wow with Rocky. It was a lot of paperwork and frustrations, but it turned out very nice. We were just told that we're doing it again for 2009.
Dreaming Together Native folks in Minneapolis gather to learn to do quillwork.
Nancy Today: *** porcupine reject This porcupine's needles are too soft to use for quillwork. Oh well, there'll be another road kill to check another day!
Car Giveaway at the 2008 Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow I got RapidMotors from Rapid City, South Dakota to donate a used 1992 Ford Explorer 4X4 to our Pow Wow Committee. Although we only printed 2000 tickets or so, it was still pretty popular. The Revenue Office, thank you very much, took care of the ticket sales, and they let me announce the winner. The girl hitch hiked from North Dakota, won the car, and then won 1st place in her category.