5011-14 Tlingit Chief ; by Chief Lelooska's Mothers Shona-Hah
16" Chief Lelooska doll by Shona-Hah and Chief Don Lelooska
Shona-Hah (1912-1997) or Mary J. Smith was Cherokee by birth and became the matriarch of the Lelooska family. Her artwork, and especially her "Little People," has left a legacy of both the everyday activities and the ceremonial dress of Native Americans. In June 1983 Southwest Art featured her in an article on pages 65-71.
Chief Don would carve the heads for her, Shona-Hah would do the rest.