Ancestor Approved Book with Fancy Shawl Dolls; Authentic Native in Montana by Chippewa Cree Artist


We Come in Many Shades dolls in Fancy Shawl regalia coupled with a hardback copy of Ancestor Approved intertribal stories. 

The Fancy Shawl Dancer traditionally is said to be mimicking a colorful butterfly as it floats over a grassy, wildflower spotted meadow. The dancer is up on her toes to provide the allure of flight with the shawl and fringe symbolizing wings and swaying grass. During honor beats of the drum, the dancer might spin to the beat as a butterfly tossed by a sudden gust of wind. There are additional stories relating to how this dance style developed and its origin.

Dresses are made by Fawn, Chippewa Cree from the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana. Dolls are made in partnership with Nila Dolls of the Ukraine.

Doll sizes vary in height from 11.5 inches to 12 inches. Doll stands not included.