Yvonne Walker Keshick (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa), Pellston, Michigan



Yvonne Keshick is descended from a long line of excellent quill workers including her grandmother, Mary Anne Kiogima, one of the region's finest quill workers of the early twentieth century. Yvonne began making porcupine quill boxes in 1968 with her aunt and teacher, Susan Shagonaby, and eventually became a master and teacher in her own right. In 1992 she was honored with a Michigan Heritage Award. Yvonne was a participant in the 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.