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Description A female doll likely made by members of the Rebecca Bluecloud family from the Upper Sioux Indian Community in Granite Falls, Minnesota, circa the early 20th century. The doll wears leather leggings, blouse and skirt with fringe and pinked hems. The blouse, skirt and moccasins are decorated with glass beads. The doll also features a long glass bead necklace and choker and black faceted glass beads eyes. It has natural leather mitten-shaped hands and head, and braided black yarn hair.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 inches height
7 inches width width at hands
Nomenclature Doll
Creation Made by (possibly): Bluecloud family
Made by (possibly): Bluecloud, Mrs. Rebecca
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used at Upper Sioux Agency
Used in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota dolls
Indian. Recreation. Dolls
Dates Creation: Approximately 1910 - Approximately 1920

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2009.26.1

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