These aren’t really “dolls” because they aren’t toys nor are they used in a religious or cultural way. I was going to call this post “Native Costumes” but that didn’t sound right either. I’ve always resisted calling what anyone wears a costume because it kind of implies that we wear clothes, they are playing dress-up.
Anyhow, this interesting collection was made by three generations, grandmother, mother and daughter. The official name for the exhibit is Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls. Take a minute to look closely at each doll and appreciate the incredible level of detail.