Saturday, November 1, 2008

Olde Deerfield Dolls

The current issue of Golden Opportunities spotlights Native American paper dolls, and includes a discussion of the Little Captives of 1704. That year, the village of Deerfield, Mass. was caught in the fighting between Indians and the French military, with many deaths and hostages taken. The children depicted here were among the captured. For more information, see

http://memorialhall.mass.edu/classroom/curriculum_5th/lesson8/dolls.html

The site has also posted the paper dolls:









Drawings by Dorothy Epping Elliott. The set was produced in 1919.

2 comments:

  1. This is a great set, isnt' it? I like the interacton between the indians and the european stock settlers. I notice you like Palmer Cox brownies too. Love them. Have you seen their calendar? It's mindboggling.

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  2. I didn't know the Brownies had a calendar! Something to look for.

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