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Skookum Doll - Rare Store Display

Skookum Doll - Rare Store Display

Regular price $1,200.00 USD
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36" Male Doll, good condition

The man's hair is long (currently in a ponytail), he is wearing jeans and a plaid shirt covered with a blanket

Beads in hair, decorative pin in blanket, and leather moccasins

He is looking to his right

Doll is in fair condition. Face has some rippling, hair/wig shows signs of wear, shoes are dirty, and clothing shows a small amount of wear. Item is sold AS IS.

The word Skookum is an old slang term that originated from either the Chinook or Siwash traders of the American North West. The main meaning that is most attributed to the dolls is, “Bully Good!” which in simpler terms means very good, excellent or large. There are other meanings of the word Skookum, such as, mighty, brave, tough, powerful, strong, good, etc.

Skookum dolls are Native American dolls that were first made by Mary McAboy in 1913 and continued to be produced into the 1960’s. McAboy was granted patents on for three styles of these dolls; a male, a female and a female with a baby. Due to popular demand, Mary McAboy partnered with H.H. Tammen Co. in 1920 to try to keep up with sales. She stayed on as the head of the assembly division; and while some of the materials used to make the dolls changed, the look stayed the same.

Skookums do not have arms but they are wrapped in a Native American style blanket, giving the idea the doll has folded arms. Some dolls had accessories such as jewelry, hair ties, cigarettes, headbands, feathered headdresses and more. Most of these dolls were made to be looking to the right, those that are looking to the left are rare and much harder to find. The word “Skookum” will usually be stamped on the bottom of the plastic shoes, or come with a tag identifying it.

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