Porcupine Quill Native American Art Photos

Several Native American cultures of Eastern Canada and the Northeastern United States have a long tradition of decorating objects with woven porcupine quills. The Micmac tribe is noted for this art.

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Micmac porcupine quill box from Northeastern USA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Micmac porcupine quill lidded box from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Micmac birchbark box with porcupine quill design from Nova Scotia at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.
Micmac porcupine quill box (early 20th C) from Northeastern USA at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Micmac porcupine quill lidded box (c1840) from Nova Scotia or New Brunswick at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket (c1780) at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Micmac birchbark box with porcupine quill design (c1895) from Nova Scotia at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH.
Micmac birchbark box at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Ottawa Indian porcupine quill bark box at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Santee Sioux quilled bag at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.
Micmac birchbark box (c1850) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Micmac Indian porcupine quill basket (c1780) at Fort Beauséjour museum. NB.Ottawa Indian porcupine quill bark box (1920) at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Santee Sioux quilled bag (c1880) at Nelson Museum of the West. Cheyenne, WY.
Sioux quillwork pouch at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.Sioux vest decorated with dyed porcupine quills at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.Iroquois or Huron moccasins with bird & porcupine quills at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Cree quillwork moccasins at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.
Sioux quillwork pouch (c1910) at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.Sioux vest (c1900) decorated with dyed porcupine quills at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.Iroquois or Huron moccasins with bird & porcupine quills (c1865) at Peabody Museum. Cambridge, MA.Cree quillwork moccasins (c1910) at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.
Plains ceremonial headdress of porcupine quills at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.


Plains ceremonial headdress of porcupine quills (c1900) at Montana Historical Society museum. Helena, MT.



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