Male Doll-Northern Plains: Some tribes used dolls as part of the Ghost Dance. This Doll could have been used for such a purpose especially if it were accompanied by a female counterpart. Another reason for dolls to appear in pairs is if they are part of a love spell.
|Northern Plains 1866|
|hair 424 glass beads 689 tanned 631 hide 1074|
|doll 94 male 2|
|H: 12.5 in, width: 3.5 in|
|Gift of Museum Selections|
|Ritual and Recreation; Toys. Male native american doll, dressed in tanned buckskin, decorated with beads.|