Doll representing a Ho-Chunk Grass Dancer

Mary May Thundercloud Deer (WaNeekPiWinKah), Ho-Chunk / American, 1895 - 1982
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)
Great Lakes Woodlands



Cloth body, buckskin, cloth, glass trade beads, ribbon, yarn, horsehair, button, string, straight pin, and wood

Overall: 16 9/16 × 8 3/8 × 2 15/16 in. (42 × 21.2 × 7.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: The Wellington Indian Doll Collection Gift of Barbara Wellington Wells



Place Made: Tomah, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Toy, Doll

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Exhibition History

Braves and Dolls: American Indian Costume in Miniature, Dartmouth College Museum, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, 1969.

Historical Society of Montana, Helena, Montana, 1955.

Montana Club

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.


Made by Mary Thundercloud Deere (WaNeekPiWinKah, 1895-1982 ), Tomah, Wisconsin; sale arranged by Peru Farver, 310 West Walnut, Green Bay, Wisconsin; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), October 31, 1946; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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