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Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Quilt
Calico Country Quilt Guild
Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota
Cotton with polyester filling
79" x 99”
MSUM 1996:70.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

In 1996, Native and non-Native members of the Calico Country Quilt Guild, Belcourt, North Dakota, joined together in creating this textile record, the "Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Quilt." The quilt includes important historical events, contemporary activities, buildings, and symbols related to tribal history. The central panel is an appliquéd and beaded floral design traditional to Woodland Indian culture.

Members of the guild who contributed to this quilt include: Dolores Gourneau, Theresa Brien, Lori Weidemann, Maria Weidemann, Shirley Marion, Cecile Lemieux, Jenny Schindler, Verna Jeanotte, Nancy Fry, Josephine Jeanotte, Maureen Williams, and Ernestine Jeanotte.

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