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Quillwork: a decorative art unique to North America

U.S. Dept. of Interior

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.

Decorative quillwork is an art form unique to the people of North America.

Native American Artisans meticulously shape porcupine quills into complex designs.

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board's Sioux Indian Museum has an extensive collection of Lakota quillwork. It is housed with The Journey Museum and Learning Center

Troy Kilpatrick is the Executive Director of the Journey Museum. He joins us to tell us more about how the art form has evolved.