Helen Boyd, member of the Sioux tribe, discusses how she started quilting with her grandmother and mother, and then passing the tradition on to her own daughter. She mentions her preference for calico fabrics. Boyd describes purchasing quilting materials in Poplar, Montana, and producing quilts for give-aways at basketball tournaments, naming ceremonies, powwows and other occasions. She talks about the importance of the star design to Native Americans and different types of stars that incorporated into quilt designs.
Star quilts; Native American naming ceremonies; Native American powwows; Sioux tribe
Star Quilts Oral History Project, OH 285, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (00:33:28 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)
OH 285-004.mp3; OH 285-004.pdf
Boyd, Helen, "Helen Boyd Interview" (1992). Star Quilts Oral History Project. 3.