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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.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
hair 424 glass beads 689 tanned 631 hide 1074
Names
doll 94 male 2
Subjects
male 17
Date:
ca. 1880's
Dimensions:
H: 12.5 in, width: 3.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Museum Selections
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation; Toys. Male native american doll, dressed in tanned buckskin, decorated with beads.
Accession Number:
NA.507.106

Not currently on display

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