Doll representing a Comanche Woman Carrying her Baby in a Cradleboard

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



Native-tanned hide, glass beads, metal beads, yarn, cotton cloth, wood, canvas, commercial leather, thread, ink

Overall: 7 13/16 × 37 3/8 × 2 3/8 in. (19.8 × 95 × 6 cm)

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



Place Made: 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

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

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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