Doll - American Indian Skookum Doll

From Madison Historical Society

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Curatorial Description
Skookum doll, 6 3/4" tall, c.1920.  According to, souvenir Skookum dolls, sometimes simply called "a skookum", were patented in 1914 by Mary McAboy.  They were popular from the early 1920s until the 1960s. They were factory-made dolls that resembled Native American people and were sold to tourists at trading posts in the western United States.  It has black hair, painted face, orange feather, blue beads and is wrapped in a wool blanket.  Painted leather shoes.  Paper tag under right foot reads, "TRADEMARK REGULATIONS/SKOOKUM/(BULLY GOOD) INDIAN PATENTED" with a rising sun and “Twirling Log” American Indian good luck symbol (which resembles a swastika and was removed from the tag in the early '30's).
OL 6 3/4
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