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Buffalo Head Star
Attributed to Philomena Frogg
Sioux, South Dakota
c1993
Cotton with polyester filling
83 1/2" x 85”
MSUM 7563.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Though no longer a source of food and clothing, the buffalo still retains a sacred place in the lives of Sioux people. This "Buffalo Head Star Quilt" attributed to Philomena Frogg (Sioux), features a dramatic buffalo head as part of the pieced star design. Quilts are now acknowledged as the replacement for buffalo robes in many Sioux ceremonies.

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