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Object Name Doll
Catalog Number 1967.004.29
Description Skookum doll with baby. Wooden feet, bottom left shoe is marked $1.50. Right shoe is missing. Yellow calico dress with a typical Native American blanket. Baby has a leather headband.
Collection LCHS Doll Collection
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1960
Provenance Old record refers to this as a "squaw doll with papoose."
Dimensions H-11 inches
Height (in) 11
Search Terms Toys
Notes A Skookum doll was a Native American themed doll, sold as a souvenir item in the early 20th century. Although considered collectible, they are not authentic Indian dolls, as they were designed and created by a white woman, and quickly mass-produced.