Gorget – Copper Turtle
Our Copper Gorget features a Turtle with the Tree of Life on his back. Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this original design. This Gorget measures 5.75″ x 3″. It comes with pre-drilled holes for suspension cord, lacing, etc.
Metal Gorgets were originally worn by European military officers in the 18th century. In North America, Europeans gave gorgets to Native American leaders as trade goods. Over time, Metal Gorgets became prized trade items and part of Native American Regalia in the Eastern United States.
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Read more about how Native Americans used Copper in the Denver Art Museum leaflet Copper and the Indian.