Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCDOL1810

Category: Doll

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Glass beads, hair, quills, buckskin, tin, cloth, ocher.

Description: Female wears a cloth petticoat under a buckskin dress with beaded yoke and fringe along the bottom. It has green ocher on the front and yellow ocher on the back. Her long quill earrings have tin tabs. She holds a quilled shinny stick in one hand and a quilled ball in the other. She has beaded high-top moccasins and a red cloth belt. The male wears a calico shirt under a fringed coat that is bead trimmed at the top and bottom He wears beaded leggings and moccasins. Both dolls have painted and beaded faces and buffalo fur for hair.

Dimensions: Male height 15 inches female height 14 inches


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 133

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