Trade Beads Red Skunk and Feather Strand
Antique Red Skunk and Feather Trade Beads
This Bead Lot comes with over 70 Antique Glass Beads. You get 46 Red Skunk Beads and 24 mostly translucent Feather Beads. There are a couple of other beads as well. They come strung on a leather cord about 40″ long. One of a Kind!
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History of Trade Beads
From the 15th to the 20th century, traders carried European glass beads across the world. Native Americans highly desired glass beads as glass was then an unknown substance in North American. European glass beads, mostly from Venice, some from Holland and, later, from Poland and Czechoslovakia, became popular and sought after by Native Americans. Europeans realized early on that beads were important to Native Americans. 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 ventured into the North American continent for trade expeditions during the 19th century.
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