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Red Indian doll

Dolls made with an apple-head have a long history with Native Americans. In 1913 they were made popular by Mary McAboy, who made and sold them in a local shop. Mary McAboy named them Skookum Dolls, which means 'good' in the dialect spoken by the Chinook tribe. When their popularity grew, she merged her business with a large manufacturing and distribution company who sold the dolls across North Ameā€¦