Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians


Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

By William M Beauchamp. Softcover. 120 pgs.

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians is a facsimile reprint of the 1903 New York State Museum Bulletin. The text describes the brooches, earrings, cones and other metal ornaments.  Often, archaeologists find these items in their excavations in North America. Illustrations of each item in the text appears at the back in the 37 pages of illustrations.

This book will make a great reference for identifying old items. Crafters and Living History Re-enactors will also find it useful for finding patterns to make reproduction accessories and trade goods.

Native American trade silver refers to metal items that European traders and Native Americans used as a form of currency during the colonial period in North America. Indigenous people highly valued trade silver for its aesthetic appeal and symbolic significance.  Native American artisans also adapted the silver into their own unique styles, incorporating traditional motifs and designs into the silverwork.  Today, Native American trade silver continues to be highly sought after by collectors, historians, and enthusiasts. It represents a significant historical artifact that reflects the interactions and cultural exchange between Native American tribes and European traders during the colonial era.

Black & White illustrations.

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