Dakota Doll

Doll with accompanying cradleboard and infant made by Dakota Indians circa 1880. The adult doll has a sawdust-stuffed cotton body and painted facial features.  She wears a fringed buckskin dress with a beaded bodice and hem. Hair is attached to the head; beaded hide moccasins are sewn to the feet. The cradleboard and the infant doll it holds are both trimmed with beadwork and red stroud cloth.