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Gawyek gokpenagen [Quill Basket]

12in [diameter]

The basket, constructed from wigwas [birch bark], wishkbemishkos [sweet grass] and gawey [porcupine quills], was originally commissioned as a gift for a spiritual leader among the Three Fires communities of Bkejwanong [Walpole Island], Ontario, Canada. It was designed to honor the leader’s clan [Bear], the Clan’s role as keepers or protectors of the medicine and the various types of food bears eat [strawberries, blueberries and the Coho salmon].

The quill basket is part of the permanent collection and on exhibition at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center: Collections and Research Division. 2006.006.01

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