Edna Smith describes marrying her husband Manny Smith, a member of the Assiniboine tribe, in 1935 and moving to his home in Wolf Point, Montana, on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. She discusses how she began quilting when her grandchildren were born and continued quilting for marriages, give-aways, graduations and other honoring ceremonies. Smith also describes the techniques and materials required to produce a quality quilt and how she acquired commissions for particular quilts.
Star quilts; History of quilting; Fork Peck Indian Reservation; Assiniboine tribe, Montana
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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1 sound cassette (01:03:05) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)
Smith, Edna M., "Edna M. Smith Interview, July 9, 1992" (1992). Star Quilts Oral History Project. 4.