Crow Doll

  • c 1860
  • H 18 inches
  • #FCDOL268

Male hide doll with calico shirt, beaded doeskin vest and panel beaded wool leggings, beaded moccasins, and a two-strand bead necklace with a glass button ornament. Human hair forms a pompadour, and the eyebrows are beaded strips that are sewn on. The ear drops are made of shell buttons. This doll belonged to Buffalo BillĀ¹s brother Frank Crow.

It hung on the wall in a cafe in Florida for 45 years.

Illustrated in Historic American Indian Dolls, by Forrest Fenn plate 5.

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