Doll with cradle/cradleboard

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Culture/People
Shoshone
Possible collector
Joseph Kossuth Dixon (Joseph K. Dixon), Non-Indian, 1856-1926
Previous owner
Joseph Kossuth Dixon (Joseph K. Dixon), Non-Indian, 1856-1926
Edith R. Dixon (Edith Sloane Reid/Mrs. Joseph Kossuth Dixon), Non-Indian, 1891-1969
Seller
Edith R. Dixon (Edith Sloane Reid/Mrs. Joseph Kossuth Dixon), Non-Indian, 1891-1969
Object Name
Doll with cradle/cradleboard
Media/Materials
Hide, hair, wool cloth, glass bead/beads, unknown stuffing
Techniques
Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, overlay beadwork, strung, braided, fringed
Dimensions
58.4 x 12.8 cm
Object Type
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place
Great Basin region; USA (inferred)
Collection History
Probably collected between 1909 and 1913 by Joseph Kossuth Dixon (1856-1926, a photographer and filmmaker) during his work on the "Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship," which was sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928, of the Wanamaker department stores) to present American flags to 189 tribes and emphasize the importance of Native citizenship; purchased by MAI from Joseph Dixon's widow, Edith R. Dixon (1891-1969), in 1927.
Catalog Number
15/6946
Barcode
156946.000
See related items
Shoshone
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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