porcupine-quill love



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  • Its delicate porcupine-quill embroidery invested it with the power to "ensure the survival of a hunter's family and community," as its label explains.

    Artifacts to Artworks

  • But my grandmother was the head woman of our tribe, and her beadwork and dyed porcupine-quill work was the finest you ever saw, Ruth Fielding.

    Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest Or, The Indian Girl Star of the Movies

  • As soon as the youth has returned from the war-path or the chase, he puts on his porcupine-quill embroidered moccasins and leggings, and folds his best robe about him.

    Indian Boyhood

  • The nickel-plated revolver he could feel in the bosom of his sad-coloured robe, the amulet was on his neck; begging-gourd, rosary, and ghost-dagger (Mr Lurgan had forgotten nothing) were all to hand, with medicine, paint-box, and compass, and in a worn old purse-belt embroidered with porcupine-quill patterns lay


  • Their dress consists of a leather shirt trimmed with human hair and porcupine-quill work, and leggings of leather.

    Pioneers in Canada

  • Foderè mentions a penis about the size of a porcupine-quill on an adult male, and Hammond mentions one of the size of a lead-pencil in diameter and two inches in length.

    History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance

  • He carried the bones of one of his dead relations, dried and wrapped in skins gaily ornamented with porcupine-quill work; and it was his custom to lay these bones before the tribe and request that everybody blow smoke on them.

    Heroes of the Middle West The French

  • Washington had one man shot dead at his side, and three men wounded; but his Indian allies, protected as they were by the rising ground, came off without the loss of a single feather or porcupine-quill.

    The Farmer Boy, and How He Became Commander-In-Chief

  • Indian girl's costume, which was somewhat elaborate, for, being a chief's daughter, her dress was in many respects beautiful -- especially those portions of it, such as the leggings and the head-dress, which were profusely ornamented with coloured beads and porcupine-quill work.

    The Walrus Hunters A Romance of the Realms of Ice

  • Some have introduced culturally appropriate commercial products - Navajo rugs, for example, or Potawatomi porcupine-quill earrings - to educate non-Indians about their traditions or to earn a living.

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