Figure representing a Sioux Dancer (part of group)

Silas Henry Ross, Yankon / American, 1908 - 1958
Nakota (Yankton Sioux)
Central Plains



Balsa, paint, feathers, paper, thumbtacks, flannel and string

Overall: 2 5/16 × 1 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (5.9 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm)

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



Place Made: Fort Thompson, 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.


Silas Ross; sale arranged through Mildred Helming [sp?], Fort Thompson, South Dakota; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), July 6, 1947; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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