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Phone: 866-426-6901

www.rivertradingpost.com

314 N. River Street

East Dundee, IL 60118

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Arts of Native America

Native American people are no exception when it

comes to giving their children dolls, and the doll making

tradition continues today with many tribes.

With many tribal groups, a child’s doll was made of

perishable materials, like cornhusk, palmetto fiber, and

even pine needles. As the dolls ultimately fell apart, it

was a sign that a child was growing up.

The Native American dolls were made from materials

readily available in the area, and were beautifully

adorned with clothing, beadwork, fur, and even hair

from the mother’s head.

The beauty of the Native American doll is that it is as

diverse as are the cultures of Native America, and won-

derfully reflect that cultural diversity.

Today many people, adults and children alike, include a

representation of Native American dolls in their collec-

tions. You can find a nice selection of dolls in our gal-

leries and on our website.

Apache Woman leather

doll from the early 1900s

with beaded collar and

belt.

1940’s Eskimo Lady.

Beaver parka and

pants and seal mitts.

1940’s Seminole Doll

made from palmetto

palm fiber.

Iroquois corn husk

doll with buckskin

shirt and trade cloth

collar.