Don Tenoso, Sioux Doll-maker and Puppeteer

ID: SIA2009-2222

Creator: Long, Eric

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1990

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: November 1990

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Sioux doll-maker and puppeteer Don Tenoso brings his creations to Smithsonian visitors for National American Indian Heritage Month, November 1990. The National Museum of Natural History's Native American Public Programs presented a series of demonstrations by Native American artists who received awards at the prestigious 1990 Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Demonstrations were held in the Native American Cultures Hall.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National American Indian Heritage Month


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Featured in Torch, November 1990. Tenoso is a member of the Hunkpapa, a Native American group which is one of the seven branches of the Lakota Sioux, aka Teton Sioux, tribe. See also image number 90-13726-17A for another view of this image. See also image number 91-3347-20 for another image of Don Tenoso and his dolls photographed outside the National Museum of Natural History in 1991.
  • Please note that the negative number on the back of the photograph is different than the digital file number.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: November 1990

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Tenoso, Don
  • Art
  • Historians
  • Puppets
  • Public programs
  • Dolls
  • Crafts
  • Event
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian art
  • Sioux Indians


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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