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Umatilla toy doll and cradleboard: Cradleboards were usually made by the female members of the husband's family as a way to honor and welcome the new baby into the family. This practices was also a way for the aunts to show honor and respect to their brother.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Umatilla 3 Plateau 318
Descriptions
cotton 256 thread 225 glass beads 689 pony 43 canvas 234 leather 2024 Beads 2617 Horse Hair 108
Names
toy cradle 27 doll 94
Subjects
leaf design 3
Date:
1890
Dimensions:
L: 16.5 in, width: 8 in
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Beaded cradle board with doll sewn inside. Doll has horse hair, beaded eyes and mouth. The cradle board cover has leaf design (4) beaded in rose, sky blue, green, turquoise. Field is beaded with ochre beads. A strip of beaded leather is tucked behind dolls head.
Accession Number:
NA.507.83

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