A new exhibition opens Friday at the Museum of the Aleutians.
"Alaska Native Dolls: A Cultural thread" includes 88 dolls from the collection of Heidi Catlett, who's working with MOTA as a guest curator.
For 30 years, Catlett has traveled the state as a dental hygienist, growing her collection along the way.
"When I would go out, I was so fascinated with the people and the cultures," said Catlett. "I found these dolls represented that."