Rae Jean Walking Eagle Interview

Interviewer

Kim Taylor

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Description

Rae Jean Walking Eagle recounts how her mother taught her to quilt when Walking Eagle was in fifth grade. Walking Eagle also discusses how her mother supported the family by sewing. Walking Eagle describes completing her first star quilt in 1975 and how most of her quilts are made to order for give-aways and other celebrations. She explains that she always uses solid-colors rather than prints, how she assembles each quilt, and the types of stitches she uses. She explains Native American traditional use of star quilts for funerals and for babies.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

Star quilts; Native American powwows; Fort Peck Indian Reservation; History of quilting

Original Date

7-17-1992

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

Star Quilts Oral History Collection, OH 285, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 285-006

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (00:52:53 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

52:53 minutes

Local Filename

OH 285-006

Rae Jean Walking Eagle Interview

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