The Covenant Chain: Indian Ceremonial and Trade Silver
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- By: N. Jaye Fredrickson
- Format: Paperback, 168 pages, 8.25 in.x 9.25 in.
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
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- ISBN: 9780660103488
Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two profoundly different cultures during the European exploration and settlement of North America.
Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 1821. Silver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands.
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