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Posted 5 years ago


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Skookum dolls were indian dolls first made by Mary McAboy in 1913 and were produced into the 1960's. They are a highly collectible doll made in a variety of sizes and styles which depicted different Native American tribes and customs..

Not sure of the year for these.


  1. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    The last picture is actually a doll made in Alaska. The others, are the faces all composition, or are they faces placed on top of some other base?
  2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    Generally, a circa 1920s Skookum will have a composition face mask, wear glass beads, have leather-covered feet, wear a leather head band/dress, and have a wig made of human, string, or mohair. In general, a circa 1940s Skookum will have a plastic face mask, wear glass, natural, or wood beads, have masking tape-covered feet, wear a coated canvas-type head band/dress, and have a mohair wig. In general, a circa 1950s Skookum will have a plastic face mask, wear wood or plastic beads, have plastic molded moccasins, wear a plastic tape headband, and have a mohair wig. So if you pick up a Skookum doll with a composition face wearing plastic moccasins or find a Skookum doll with a plastic face and string hair you can be assured that it probably isn’t all original. It’s not always that simple, but if you look at enough dolls you’ll begin to notice things. You can also study up on Beacon Blankets and fabrics to help date your materials.
  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    It appears to be the sun label dating that doll Oval printed paper label. “Trademark Registered, Skookum (Bully Good) Indian, Patented U.S.A.” Logo includes sun symbol. This label may or may not include U.S.A. imprint. In use 1930s into early 40s. The “U.S.A.” may have been added closer to the 1940s.
    I can't see it very clear but you should be able to establish year of label and doll at this site :-)
  4. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 5 years ago
    See? All the info you need...thanks Manikin

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