Made by a variety of companies from to circa , Skookum dolls depicted Native American Indians in a variety of sizes and clothing. The principal manufacturer, the H. Besides elaborate clothing ranging from feathered headdress to leather moccasins, the features of the dolls were colored with a yellowish-brown earth pigment called sienna. Skookum dolls were designed by Mary Mrs. McAboy of Missoula, Montana. Each one had a different look that was particularly human. Wrapped in their little blankets they looked like the old squaws and bucks we knew so well in our Montana home. Of course, I made another village and put more Indians in it, and they kept selling…. I enlisted the housemaids and hired more help as soon as I could pay them…. I took all the publicity that I could get which was mostly in the Sunday Society Column of western papers….
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Discussion in ‘ Antique Discussion ‘ started by Bookahtoo , Jun 26, Log in or Sign up. Antiques Board. Skookum doll – how old and should I try and fix the head? I got this doll at SA. The head is falling off because the thread is coming out of the “neck” – should I rethread it and tighten it up?
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Dating before , Seminole and Miccosukee men carved dolls out of wood and clothed them in traditional Seminole and Miccosukee outfits to sell to tourists. It was taboo, however, to carve realistic dolls that resembled a specific person. The Seminole and Miccosukee believed that a realistic doll would bring harm to the person it looked like, as well as to the person who made it.
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Skookum dolls were indian dolls first made by Mary McAboy in and were It appears to be the sun label dating that doll Oval printed paper label.
RARE 20th C. Large pair of male and female skookum dolls of braided hair, plastic faces, and wooden legs with fabric and felt clothes attributed to H. Tammen Co. Creator: H. Tammen Company Manufacturer. Of the period: 20th Century. In the style of: Native American. Place of origin: United States. Date of manufacture: Circa Condition: Very good, some alligatoring to faces, minor wear and loss.
Dimensions: Female – 16″h, 5. About Skookum Dolls:. The patents were granted on February 17,
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Skookum Dolls. Buy Online. Contact Us. Skookum Dolls – Skookums Doll History. The history of Skookum dolls starts with Mary McAboy filing two applications for patents for a doll or toy figure on November 29, The patents were granted on February 17, One of the applications was for a male and the other a female and in three styles – a male doll, a female doll, a female doll with a baby.
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Dating before , Seminole and Miccosukee men carved dolls out of Skookum Dolls were dressed in different tribal outfits to represent.
New Exhibit: Moccasins to Mukluks Dolls of the First North Americans February 6 – May 2, It is quite a pleasure to bring you an exhibit of wonderful dolls from some very important doll makers – the first North Americans. We have wanted for a long time to put this special exhibit together, and it is finally happening! There is such a fabulous diversity and range of dolls made by Native Americans; we promise you a great exhibit, both enjoyable and educational. Bring the family and escape the late winter doldrums.
Along with some fine examples of dolls from the Museum’s own collection, including a fascinating group of Native-Alaskan dolls Rosalie Whyel was born and raised in Alaska, and a number of the staff have lived there , we are honored to display a selection of dolls lent by mother and daughter, Jane and Sarah Gregory of southern California, from their remarkable collection. Most of their dolls date from the s to the present, including many whose makers are identified a real bonus, as often that information was lost through the years.
Some local collectors will also be sharing dolls in the exhibit, which features about dolls, depicting over 50 different groups or tribes, dating from the late 19th century to the present and representing all of the different cultural areas of North America: Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Pacific Coast, California-Intermountain region, Plateau, Southwest, Southeast, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands.
You’ll also find wonderful dolls by non-native doll artists.