Still, I've had quilting on my mind. In every free moment I've been researching the names on the Album Quilt at the Bloomington Historical Society. Imagine my surprise to find the name of this young woman.
|Gertie Simmons block - Indian's Womens Miss. Society Presbyterian Church |
1893 Yankton Agency S.D.
Album Quilt - Bloomington Historical Society
Here's where you can read about Gertrude Simmons (Zitkala-Sa) . Her mother Ellen Simmons also has her name on one of the blocks in this quilt.