"Bourque and LaBar make excellent use of both the visual and the written record . . . the diversity of objects collected for the exhibit is marvelous . . . Anyone with an interest in Native American textiles or the material culture of the North American fur trade will be well served by this book."
"As a museum anthropologist, a student of Eastern Woodlands ethnology, and a textile artist, I found Bourque and LaBar's book absolutely fascinating. Beautifully illustrated, their work provides an important contribution to the study of the material culture of the Eastern Woodlands' Native peoples."
-Rhonda S. Fair, Museum Anthropology Review, Spring-Fall 2011
"In a remarkable display of indigenous textile technology and textile arts, Uncommon Threads shows how Native peoples of the Maritime Peninsula blended tradition and innovation to create enduring expressions of Wabanaki identity in a rapidly changing world."
-Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College