Doll representing a Ho-Chunk Grass Dancer

Mary May Thundercloud Deer (WaNeekPiWinKah), Ho-Chunk / American, 1895 - 1982, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Great Lakes Woodlands, 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 College: The Wellington Indian Doll Collection Gift of Barbara Wellington Wells



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Toy, Doll


Native American

Native American: Woodlands

Not on view

Exhibition History

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.

Montana Club

Historical Society of Montana, Helena, Montana, 1955.

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


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.

Old Number

Wellington #84

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