Lot of White Center Red Pony Beads, Crow Beads & Tube Beads
This Bead Lot White Center Red comes with an assortment of bead sizes and colors. You will get Pony Beads, Mini Crow Beads, Crow Beads, Tube Beads and some larger Seed Beads. The colors vary from orangey-red, classic bright red, and cranberry red. One package comes with some White Center Blue beads as well. About half of the beads in this lot come on strands of cotton or fiber. The remainder come loose in bags. This assortment weighs about 26 ounces. One of a Kind!
History of Trade Beads
From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. The beads were highly desired by Native Americans, as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans and corporations such as the Hudson Bay Trading Company developed lucrative bead-trading markets with them. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was an organized group of explorers who operated during the 19th century. They ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions.
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