Native American Lakota Sioux Made Cloth Doll - Pretty Shield


Shipping to United States: $3.50

A creation from Oglala Sioux Enrolled Tribal Member, Diane Tells His Name. Diane has dolls in exhibits, museums and galleries. Among other credits, Diane has been selected to be a judge at the juried art show at the Annual Indian Fair at the Museum of Man, Balboa Park in past years; has dolls in the Autry Collection (Los Angeles), the May Collection (San Diego) and is has a doll recently accessioned into the National Mus. of American Indian (Smithsonian) .

This is Pretty Shield. She wears a faux tan suede fringed dress with glass beads. Hairbone breastplate in traditional Lakota woman's style. Soft leather accessories. Horse tail for hair. 11" tall. Pretty Shield is named for my no-nonsense Great Grandmother Mattie Shield. Original displayed at the 2016 summer show Ottowa's Carnegie Community Center, Kansas.

Pretty Shield - Born before the reservation days came, my grgrandmother was a medicine woman, midwife and was a participant in Buffalo Bills Wild West Show. She helped grgrrandfather with his cattle and ranching in later years out at Pine Ridge. Grandmother Shield was a strong woman in difficult times.

Pretty Shield is signed by me on her upper left thigh and come with a Card of Authenticity. Please allow at least one week for her creations, thank you.

Shipping & Policies

Payment Methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards


PayPal accepted, as well as checks or money orders.

Shipping from United States

Doll shipped in large, padded envelope at cost of approx. $4.00 stateside, $10.00 worldwide and Canada.


Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Because these dolls are made to order, accurate description is provided and questions throughly answered before your order is placed, there are no refunds. Thank you for your understanding.


Wholesale is available for gift shops, museum shops etc.
Please contact me for quantity pricing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

Dolls will last for many years with care. Yearly or so use a soft makeup brush to dust doll off. Any stray horse tail hair can be easily tucked back into place using needle nose pliers . Spots and dirt can be removed using mild dishsoap and water , dapping spot with light pressure and swirling motion using small ,soft paint brush. The lighter suede can be cleaned with white baby powder using a small brush also.
If your doll includes a feather and it deteriorates , I will replace it anytime. Just email me!

Are you enrolled with a federally recognized tribe?

Yes, I am an enrolled Oglala Lakota Sioux. My enrollment number is confidential . I include a card of authenticity with each item purchased and am listed with the US Governments Indian Arts and Craft Board.

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