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1860s - 1890s Superb Native American Sioux Indian Doll
c. 1860s to 1890s, Native American Indian Doll. Now, before I describe the doll, here's a little history or what I was told about it, which isn't too much unfortunately. The Doll comes from the original family passed down from generations, the last owner has had it protectively housed in a plastic display piece which I believe has kept the Doll in its excellent condition today. The estate is from my area in Southern California. The husband was in the Military many years ago and the Doll was from the wife's side of family, who I was told, was part Indian herself. I wish I had more to share on the history of the Doll but that is all I know.
The Doll measures just under 11 inches, in All Original custom, which is in amazing condition without any damage, unsure of the original origins maybe Sioux or Plains Indian;
This is a side Note:...I have been told this in regard to Origin......There was certainly a lot of individuality but also there
were similarities within each given tribe as to general style and
placement of ornamentation. I would look first at dress styles of
the Plains Tribes---Cheyenne, Crow, Lakota, Kiowa, Ponca, Mandan,
As this is not my area of expertise but thought I would pass this on. She is made of a buckskin material with a beaded dress (front and back top) and around the hem line, with a beaded necklace around her neck, moccasins that tie around her ankles, long horsehair hair, and some kind of black dye painted face and red mouth. Her overall condition appears excellent with no damage, from the body to the dress she is wearing, as in "No" rips or tears. There is some age dust but because she's been in the protective Display all these years, she's amazingly clean.
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