I am unable to use a back quiver and have found the Lakota, or Plains Indian quiver very satisfactory. I made some up in 2006, using some leftover upholstery leather. I wanted to post a build-a-long eventually. While eventually was coming, Dennis Jackson posted a very good Lakota build-a-long and kindly gave permission for me to use his material here. I wanted to try building a heavier one, and went ahead and did that, varying considerably in technique from what Dennis did. This link accesses a page with three links: to my original effort, Dennis' build-a-long and the second quiver effort that I made. If you want to make a Lakota quiver, you certainly should get the ideas and information you need by reviewing all of these pages.
Dick Wightman Original Lakota Quiver Effort - This was a quickie project, using some leftover upholstery leather from my wife's business. I made three quivers, using an industrial treadle sewing machine. The leather was light and they went very fast and easily. Unfortunately, I didn't do it as a build-a-long, so the result is shown here, but not the process. I'll try to pad it out a bit, but I may have to make another this way just to add to the knowledge base here... oh, darn :^)
Dennis Jackson Lakota Quiver Build-a-Long - Dennis posted this very nice Lakota project on Trad Gang. His approach is simple, very effective and very traditional.
Dick Wightman Second Lakota Quiver Effort - I had been planning a build-a-long for the Howard Hill site when I found Dennis'. I had a few differences in my approach, and was looking at a more "hard use" approach, with heavier leather. In my own activities, I have always found I did best when working from multiple inputs...i.e. if I had several somewhat differing sets of instructions, I benefitted from going over all of them and then adopting what I like from each. For that reason, I went ahead with my project and am including it here, as well.