Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8905031

Category: Doll

Region: Subarctic

Tribe: Cree - Woodlands Cree

Period: 1775-1800 - ca. 1790

Materials: Wool cloth; cotton cloth; multi-colored glass seed beads; dyed and natural porcupine quills; native tanned hide; wool yarn; wood; sinew and thread sewn; human hair.

Description: Elaborately dressed female doll wearing a bead and cloth decorated wool dress, a decorated wool cape, beaded wool leggings, and an elaborate bead decorated hood.

Dimensions: Height 12.25 inches


Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


cf. Harrison, Julia D., The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples, McClelland and Stewart, Glenbow Museum, Toronto, 1987, pp 77, Fig. 67 for a similar example of the female doll.
Christie's Auction Catalogue, Christie's, New York, London, Sale 3244, Lot 280, April 4, 1989
cf. Peers, Laura and Katherine Pettitpas, Reverend John West's Collection: Red River 1820-1823
American Indian Art Magazine, American Indian Art, Scottsdale, Volume 21, Number 3, Summer 1996, pp 69, Fig. 10 for a similar example of a female doll.
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 136

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006 Cath Oberholtzer 2006

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