Oglala Teton Sioux Doll


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OGLALA TETON SIOUX BEADED HIDE  DOLL ca 1900 12.5” 32cm Sinew sewn, human hair.

The attached label under the right foot 005 corresponds with Rathbun’s old inventory list no. 69.

Perfect condition, important provenance, Heritage Auction Certificate.

Field collected by Nellie (Rathbun) Woodard and her son Charles Raymond who operated a “Dry Goods” store and Indian Trading Post in Chadron, Nebraska, near the South Dakota border, beginning in the late 1880s.

The young and handsome Raymond wore his hair long until age 17 in solidarity with his native friends. He was a lifelong friend of the famous Oglala Teton Sioux Chief Red Cloud (1822–1909).

The complete collection remained unpacked until 1940, after which each piece was left untouched and in its original condition!

This collection was finally sold at the Heritage Auction in Dallas, Texas, through Raymond’s grandson, Paul Rathbun.

The great collection which Nellie and Raymond accumulated over the years was inherited by Raymond’s son Speed and later by his grandson Paul.

Important Provenance Certificate.

Heritage Auction Dallas.

Please find attached images, history, and the inventory list.


12,5”  32cm


Oglala Teton Sioux Beaded Hide Doll

Woodard Rathbun Collection. Ca 1900

Heritage Auction Certificate

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