Dolls for children are made all over the globe. Many times the detail in each doll is to help engage and teach the child about their culture. Other times they are used to teach children about the area that they live in.  Some dolls are very detailed while others are basic in nature. Each doll tells a story and the museum has a number of these dolls in the collections.  

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Catalogue #A2006:6:57 – Cultural Association: Dakota. Toy, doll female wearing leather and hide fringed outfit that is beaded down the front with three leaf-shaped beads and dashes of clear beads, green leggings, white and red beaded earrings, black hair, black beads for eyes and no mouth. Carries a baby with black beaded eyes hanging from back wrapped in hide.

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Catalogue #A76:2:439A – Cultural Association: Dakota. Toy, doll with a wood base (possibly bone) and bead body. Green shirt and yellow leggings with red and green diamonds. Hide strip attached to top.

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Catalogue #A76:2:293 – Cultural association: Ojibwe. Doll, tamarack root wrapped around a wood form forming head, arms, torso, legs, and feet.

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Catalogue #A76:2:292B – Cultural Association: Ojibwe. Doll, male made of bundled rushes forming head, arms, torso, and legs. Arms and legs wrapped in a criss cross pattern.

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Catalogue #A68:9:2 – Cultural Association: Dakota. Doll, standing male wearing tan hide suit, leggings, and moccasins with pink and red diamond design ribbonwork. Dark hair woven in two braids with red ribbons and feathers. Glass bead necklace and earrings. Bow in one hand, arrow in the other, and quiver on back

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Catalogue #A67:5:2 – Cultural Association: Oneida. Toy, doll, corn husk body with cloth coat, dress head covering and leggings, hide moccasins, beading around edges

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Catalogue #61-343A – Cultural Association: Dakota. Doll, female wearing hide clothing, belt, leggings, and moccasins, cloth arms, horse hair and feathers on head, quill hair adornment and necklace. Dress has beadwork yoke in blue, dark blue, yellow, and green stripes, hide fringe at cuffs, hem, and edging. Belt beaded blue with dark blue and yellow squares and green edging. Leggings beaded with band of blue with dark blue, yellow, and green squares. Moccasins beaded blue with dark blue 'V' on top and green edging. Unusually small head.
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