Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCDOL3001

Category: Doll

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Muslin, wool, leather, beads, teeth, shell, quill, tin, cotton.

Description: Female doll with necklace made of fifty-two teeth from a small, carnivorous animal. Each tooth is separated by a white seed bead and the necklace is fastened in back by a hand-shaped, shell button. The doll also wears a choker of quills with a red quilled cross on the bottom. The wool dress, with a partially beaded top, hides a calico under dress. The leather concho belt holds nine patinated conchos that were probably cut from a tin can, and the trailer has another eight. Beaded and fringed high-top moccasins are tied at the top with cotton cordage.

Dimensions: Height 15 inches


Fenn, Forrest, Historic American Indian Dolls, One Horse Land & Cattle Company, Santa Fe, 2007,

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