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Iroquois Doll Makers|
Seneca Indian corn husk dolls for sale online.
Oneida Nation Dolls|
Iroquois corn husk dolls from the Oneida tribe's gift shop.
Cherokee Handmade Dolls|
Corn shuck dolls made by a Cherokee Indian artist.
Seminole Indian Dolls|
Traditional palmetto dolls dressed in Seminole patchwork clothing.
Ancient Ways American Indian Dolls|
These Shoshone Indian baby dolls are made of buckskin and come in miniature beaded cradleboards just like the kind real Indian babies traveled in.
Painted cloth dolls with traditional clothing and jewelry, from a Navajo family crafts store.
Mayan Worry Dolls|
Colorful bags and baskets of Guatemalan worry dolls from a fair-trade Mayan craft organization. Mayan people from Guatemala make these miniature dolls (no more than an inch high) as a charm to ward off bad dreams or an evil spirit. According to some versions of the Maya worry doll legend, if you sleep with them under your pillow they will protect you in your dreams. In other versions of the story, if you tell each worry doll one of your troubles, the doll will appear in your dream and teach you how to solve it.
Pueblo Storyteller Dolls|
Story teller dolls or figurines are a popular type of Pueblo dolls made from clay, representing an open-mouthed woman (or sometimes a man) singing and telling stories to children. They symbolize family, tradition, and happiness.
Littlecrow Indian Dolls|
These Otoe and Cherokee artists make cute native doll regalia from several different tribes, as well as full-size regalia for people. They also carry a few fine-art porcelain dolls dressed in fully beaded white deerskin.
Collectible Indian dolls made by a Lakota Sioux artist.
Alaska Native Dolls|
Artistic wooden and ceramic dolls by an Inupiaq artist. These are contemporary dolls based in traditional Inuit culture.
|Kachina dolls (also known as katsina or spirit dolls) are not actually dolls the way the English word is usually used; they are wooden sculptures, religious in nature, which are not used as or appropriate for children's toys. Kachina doll figures are meticulously hand-carved and painted by a small number of Hopi artists who have won the cultural honor of making them, and they are priced accordingly. Visit our Hopi kachinas page to see examples of this beautiful art form.|
|Small Spirit: Native American Dolls||Dolls and Toys of Native America||Early American Indian Dolls|
|Fascinating art book from the National Museum of the American Indian.||Illustrated history of Native Indian dolls and toys from several different tribes.||This is a poster, not a book, but it has photos of forty different historical Indian dolls.|
About us: This website belongs to Native Languages of the Americas, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting endangered Native American languages. We are not artists ourselves, so if you are interested in buying some of the Indian dolls featured on this page, please contact the artists directly. Though we have featured only Native American dolls identified with the name and tribal affiliation of each artist, we haven't called the tribal offices to check up on any of them, and we only know a few of them personally. We also don't guarantee any of their products. This is not an exhaustive list of American Indian dolls--if you would like us to add your native doll site to this page, please contact us with your URL and tribal affiliation. We advertise any individual native artist or native-owned art business here free of charge. We do not link to dolls which are not made by tribally recognized American Indian, Inuit, or First Nations artists, so please do not ask us to. And finally, websites do occasionally expire and change hands, so use your common sense and this general rule of thumb: if the creator of each individual artwork is not identified by name and specific tribe, you are probably not looking at a genuine Native American Indian doll.
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