Doll representing a Choctaw Woman

Cleddie Ruby Ben Bell, Choctaw / American, 1912 - 1963
Alice Ben Bell, Choctaw / American, 1903 - unknown
Mississippi Band of Choctaw


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Cloth, ric-rac, glass trade beads, ribbon, string, and straighf pin

Overall: 12 3/16 × 7 5/8 × 2 7/8 in. (31 × 19.4 × 7.3 cm)

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



Place Made: Philadelphia, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Toy, Doll

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Southeast

Not on view

Exhibition History

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

Historical Society of Montana, Helena, Montana, 1955.

Montana Club

Native American Studies [Display Case], The Sherman House, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1998-present.

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.


Made by sisters Alice and Cleddie Bell; sale arranged by John A. Ketcher (1922-2011), Choctaw Crafts, Choctaw Area Field Office, Philadelphia, Mississippis; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), December 23, 1953; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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