The fifth weaving is of Tinker Schuman, an elder in the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe. Tinker is also known as “Eagle Woman.” She’s a pipe carrier, a healer, a poet, an artist, and someone deeply respected with the Ojibwe Nation of Lac du Flambeau.
The weaving incorporates Tinker’s eagle staff, which is made of bald eagle feathers. She is also holding an eagle fan. Mary added an eagle flying out of the sun to represent Tinker’s spirit.
There’s much more to tell of Tinker’s story – she has told us a great deal, but we failed to take notes! We hope to sit down again with her soon and be better recorders.