This lecture covers a tumultuous period in American Indian culture beginning in 1880, when Native lands were taken away, buffalo herds were decimated, forced relocations were happening all over North America, and the education system changed dramatically. Indigenous North Americans spent the 1880s and the next few decades learning to survive. As western missionary women made their way into the lives of indigenous communities, they taught quilt making skills and provided fabric and supplies. Women with adept needle skills adopted western patchwork quilts and eventually made quilts that reflected their own cultural heritage. These quilts provided an outlet for both art and survival. Learn how the eight-point Morning Star became a beloved and repeated pattern. Plus, meet some of the indigenous quilters active today and see their beautiful quilts. NOTE: All lectures will take place in the Westin Peachtree Ballroom, approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the quilt show building.