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2016 Four Views Exhibits

Four Views of a Black Ash Basket

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This is a Black Ash basket created in 2008 by Cherish Parrish, amember of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians....

Four Views of a Quill Box

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This intricately designed "quill box" is birch bark completely covered with porcupine quills and decorated with sweetgrass. It was created...

Four Views of a Mush Paddle

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"This is a hand-carved, solid wood mush paddle. The paddle features two sets of carved grooves, one on the shaft...

Four Views of a Victorian Woven Purse

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This enigmatic basket is made of black ash splints for the body and basswood fibers for the details. The maker...

Four Views of a Ceremonial Dance Hand Fan

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This fan is composed of eight turkey feathers arranged in a flat diamond-shape with the base made of two uniform...

Four Views of a Bandolier Bag

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A Chippewa bandolier bag is a large, heavy, and intracitely beaded bag that is traditionally worn by men diagonally across...

Four Views of a Basswood Woven Bag

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The basswood woven bag, at a first glance seems like a simple object, yet it is embeded in a web...

Four Views of a Birchbark Container

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Lidded birch bark container made from one solid birch bark piece, stitched together with root. The container has a solid...

Four Views of a Painted Birch Bark Box

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The MSU Museum describes this box as a "Michigan Indian rectangular birch bark box." The creator is unknown and it...