Shelton Female Doll
Item's Choctaw Name: Ohoyo Holba Isht Washoha
Item's English Name: Doll
Material: Burlap skin, human hair, cotton thread, glad bottle frame, cloth dress, glass
Dimensions: Height = 29 cm.
Origin: This is one of two dolls in the Shelton collection that belonged to Lena McCurtain-More (Daughter of Chief Green McCurtain), born in 1881. Her mother, Katy McCurtain made one of these dolls. One of her aunts, possibly Nancy Roebuck (maiden name unknown), made the other.
Notes: This doll has been made on a glass bottle. The body of the bottle was not examined for fear of damaging the doll. The doll's body is made of burlap. The face, arms and torso are stuffed. The eyes are painted on. The mouth and nose have been made with the aid of stitched to bunch up the material where desired.
This doll is very similar to 6 others that are in the collection of the Oklahoma Historical Society.