Doll representing an Oglala Apple Face Woman

Mrs. Decory (possibly Beulah Grace Bishop DeCory), Oglala Lakota / American, 1916-1998
Oglala Lakota
Lakota (Teton Sioux)
Central Plains



Apple face, chamois cloth, glass trade beads, tanned leather belt, brass studs, string and glass buttons

Overall: 10 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 1 9/16 in. (26 × 15.9 × 4 cm)

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



Place Made: Rosebud Indian Reservation, 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 Studies [Display Case], The Sherman House, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1998-present.

Northern Montana College, Havre, Montana, 1954.


Made by Mrs. Decory; sale arranged through Helen C. Evans, Sioux Indian Arts and Crafts Shop and Museum, Rapid City, South Dakota; sold to J. W. "Duke" Wellington (1896-1987), December 8, 1953; given to his daughter, Barbara Joan Wellington Wells, Barre, Vermont; given to present collection, 1987.

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