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A Cherokee woman had more rights and power than European women. She decided whom she would marry, and the man built a house for her, which was considered her property, or else he came to her or her mother's house to live. The house and children were hers.

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Lakota Star Quilt ~ The star is one of the most common design motifs used by Plains tribal quilters. It is sometimes called the Morning Star design, after the star which appears in the east in early April and represents the direction from which spirits of the dead return to earth, thus symbolizing the link between the living and the dead.