Dakota female doll

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Titles Dakota female doll
Description A Dakota female doll made by the Bluecloud family from the Upper Sioux Indian Community in Granite Falls, Minnesota, circa the early 20th century. The doll wears a full-length animal hide one-piece dress with pink and purple beads forming two bands on chest and arms, a cross design on upper chest, and zig-zag design along the hem. Human hair is used for two braids tied with hide fringe. The doll has beaded facial features (red for mouth, black for eyes and eye brows) and a sculpted nose. The doll wears a choker of porcupine quills and pink and purple beads as well as beaded animal hide moccasins.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 11 1/2 inches height (from head to toe)
4 1/2 inches width (from sleeve to sleeve)
2 1/2 inches depth
Nomenclature doll
Materials hide (collagenous material)
bead (pierced object)
hair (material)
quill (spine material)
Creation Made by: Bluecloud family
Made by: Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota
Made by: Dakota Indians
Made in: Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States
Made in: Upper Sioux Reservation, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Dakota dolls
Indian. Recreation. Dolls
Dates Creation: Approximately 1910 - Approximately 1920
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2010.92.1 (Accession Number)

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