Dakota female doll

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Titles Dakota female doll
Description A female Dakota doll by the Bluecloud family from Upper Sioux, Minnesota, circa the early 20th century. It wears a brown leather tunic blouse and skirt with green leather fringe. Black yarn hair is braided and braids are wrapped in red cloth with brown leather fringe at ends (one missing) and decorated with clear glass seed beads. Leather head has stitched leather loop nose and faceted black glass bead eyes. Front leather panel on blouse originally was decorated with beads; all are gone with only attachment threads remaining. Arms and legs are wrapped in white cloth (likely leather body beneath). Hands are brown leather mitts. Leather "moccasins" with clear glass seed bead decorations have red cloth (possibly worn cotton velvet) leggings above. Legging seams have the same clear glass seed bead decoration. Attributed to the Rebecca Bluecloud family cottage industry.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 14 inches length
6 inches width
2 inches depth
Nomenclature doll
Materials leather
bead (pierced object)
Creation Made by: Bluecloud, Rebecca
Made by: Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota
Purchased in: Upper Sioux Reservation, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States
Made by: Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Lambrecht, Lois
Collected by: Bettendorf, George
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Indian. Recreation. Dolls
Toys & Dolls. Dolls & Accessories. Dolls
Dates Use: Not later than 1937 (Purchased for the donor by her uncle George Bettendorf, a CCC worker at Mille Lacs in 1937.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2008.72.1 (Accession Number)

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