Doll representing a Comanche Woman

May Wauqua, Comanche / American, 1905 - 1984
Niuam (Comanche)
Southern Plains



Buckskin body, buckskin clothing, embroidery floss, yarn, glass trade beads, ribbon, sequins, string hair and felt moccasins

Overall: 7 1/16 × 4 15/16 × 1 9/16 in. (18 × 12.5 × 4 cm)

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



Place Made: Kiowa Reservation, Lawton, United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Toy, Doll

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains

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

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.


Addye L. Gunter (1904-1970), Manager, Southern Plains Indian Arts and Carts Center, Fort Sill Indian School, Lawton, Oklahamo; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), 1946; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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