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Catalog Number 08338
Object Name Cradleboard, Doll
Collection Joseph O. & Millar W. Hickox
Year Range from 1887
Year Range to 1901
Tribe Arapaho
Description Miniature toy cradleboard made of wood, hide, and beads. Bead colors include greasy yellow, forest green, and white. This style of beadwork is characteristic of Arapaho. It is called "open beadwork."
Dimensions W-2.953 L-7.677 D-2.756 inches
Material wood/leather/beads/cloth
Provenance Donors grandfather was E.T. Settle, and father J.O. Hickox; operated one of the 2 traders stores in Darlintgon Agency from 1887-1901. After their death their home was in El Reno until 1910 when the family moved to California. From the early Darlingtron days, he and his brother have Cheyenne-Arapaho items which, were brought by the Indians to Darlington from the northern homes of these tribes. His grandfather moved to Darlington from St. Louis in 1887; at the time his brother-in-law, Major Albert Woodson, was the commandant at Ft. Reno. Through that connection, his grandfather obtained a licensed tradership at Darlington Agency, and soon joined in the enterprise with his father, J.O. Hickox, who had been in the Agency for some time as a govt. clerk. During the interval between 1887-1901, both died, and the material was collected from their estates. Donor's mother said the walls of one room were decorated with numerous specimens of Indian crafts.
People Hickox, Joseph O.
Hickox, Millar W.
Search Terms bead
Native American
Category Native American Misc.