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Ancestral Women

honoring our ancestors through handwoven jacquard portraits

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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

The Ancestral Women Exhibit is on partial display at the Madeline Island Historical Museum on Madeline Island in Wisconsin. The portraits will be up until October 22, 2018.

After that, the complete exhibit will travel to Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI), where it will be on display from November 3, 2018, to January 31, 2019. There will be an opening reception on November 3.

AWE at the Indian Community School in Franklin, WI, 10/18/17 – January 2018

The Ancestral Women Exhibit will be at the beautiful Indian Community School into January of 2018. Call to visit if you’re in the area!

Indian Community School exhibit children
ICS children viewing the exhibit
Indian Community School exhibit
AWE set up in main entry for National Congress of American Indians visit on 10/18/17
Indian Community School exhibit site from stairs
current site (11/2/17) of AWE at the Indian Community School in Franklin, WI

AWE Exhibit at the Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums Conference in New Mexico, 10/11/17

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Hyatt Regency on the Santa Ana Pueblo, site of the ATALM Conference
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Exhibit set up at Cottonwood Pavilion
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Honoring Ceremony

Ancestral Women Exhibit Opens in Ashland, WI at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor CenterAWE poster

Booklet of the Exhibit with Histories of the Elders

Ancestral Women Booklet 9-29-16

Woven Clan Symbols

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Crane Clan
Mary Burns - Eagle-4803 copy
Eagle Clan
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Marten Clan
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Loon Clan
Mary Burns - Turtle-4812 copy
Turtle Clan
*Bear
Bear Clan

All 12 Ancestral Women Woven Portraits

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Marie Estelle Webster Gilane and her grandmother Julia Bennett – Bad River Band
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Diana Miller and her grandmother Che-mon Louise Amour – Menominee Tribe
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Alice Ackley Randall – Sokaogon Chippewa Community
Harriet LaFernier Balber 3
Harriet Theresa La Fernier Balber – Red Cliff Band
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Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill – Oneida Tribe
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Harriet LaSarge – St. Croix Chippewa
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Mary Waubiness George – Forest County Potawatomi
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Polly Moore DeGroat – Brothertown Indian Nation
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Bernice Davids Miller Pigeon – Stockbridge-Munsee Band
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Emma Pettibone – Ho-Chunk Nation
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Tinker Schuman, Eagle Woman – Lac du Flambeau Band
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Lucy Mustache Begay – Lac Courte Oreilles Band

Ancestral Women Exhibit in Wausau Open Until 11/12/16

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inside the exhibit hall
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Arlene Alloway with the woven portrait of her mother Mary Waubiness George

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Photos from the Opening Reception 9/30/16

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Elder Tinker Schuman, Mary Burns, Elder Marie Estelle Gilane
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Marie Estelle Gilane by the weaving of herself and her grandmother  Julia Zhiibayaash Bennett
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The Strawberry Moon Singers

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