Buckskin Doll with Bone Toys
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Plains Indian (Upper Missouri River) Buckskin Doll with Bone Toys
 

Plains Indian (Upper Missouri River) Buckskin Doll with Bone Toys

Upper Missouri Region

Plains Indian (Upper Missouri River) Buckskin Doll with Bone Toys

This doll mimics the new dress style of the early 1800’s which was the two-piece tail dress. It is complete with side-seam moccasins and leggings. The buckskin bodice is stuffed with bison wool. The doll’s hair is also of buffalo. Dolls did not have faces in the early days.

A girl would have a toy buckskin tipi to accompany the doll and would learn skills from play.

Plains Indian (Upper Missouri River)  Bone Toys

Toy horses were made from the bones from the buffalo’s foot and were dyed the various colors of horses. Girls would connect sticks to the bone horses to make a travois to move camp.#14

 

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