The Fierce Ones Doll Collection

by Carrie Moran McCleary

Tribal Affiliation: Little Shell Chippewa


My work is inspired by people and my surroundings. I am very moved by the awakening I see and feel across Turtle Island. Native peoples are experiencing a cross generational period of awakening that is a celebration of Indigeneity.


The Fierce One Doll Collection is inspired by the Native people I see around me today in Indian Country.  They represent the young people studying to be doctors and lawyers, the activists recently elected to local, state and federal offices, and the courageous people in my community working as agents of change to create better lives for our children and future generations.

Each doll takes approximately ten hours to create.