Doll representing an Oglala Apple Face Man

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



Apple face, chamois cloth, glass trade beads, string, sequins, imitation pearls, cotton cloth and glass buttons

Overall: 11 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 1 7/8 in. (28.5 x 17 x 4.8 cm)

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



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name

Recreational Artifacts: Toy, Doll


Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Exhibition History

Montana Club

Wellington Indian Doll Collection, an exhibition organized by the Hood Museum of Art and the Studio Art Department celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Native American Program at Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center Rotunda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 8-June 12, 1991.

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.

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.

Old Number

Wellington #129

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