These endearing little emissaries personify and spread the spirit of the diverse native people from across North America and into the arctic reaches of Canada. Whether made for childrens' play or as tourists' souvenirs, their colorful dress, ornamentation, and materials are enjoyed by doll collectors and Indian buffs alike.
Here more than a hundred different dolls are grouped according to their geographical origins, including Iroquios, Seminole, Cheyenne, Navajo, and Eskimo Indian dolls, shown along with early photographs of the people and places they represent. Also, Skookum dolls, which were made as commercial items, are presented. Together, the dolls make an inspiring group and display the diversity of mankind. Value references are provided for some of the dolls.