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Thunderbird
Alice Fox, Rita Corbiere, and Floyd Fox
Ojibwa, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan and Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
c1985
Cotton with polyester filling
74" x 87”
MSUM 6653.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

This pattern features thunderbirds set in squares. Sisters Alice Fox and Rita Corbiere are well-known porcupine quillwork artists who use the thunderbird symbol on their quilts and quill boxes.

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