Gorget Brass Turtle Design
This nickel silver Gorget with Brass Turtle Design features a stamped halfmoon detail around the edges and on the turtle. The piece measures 3.5″ x 1.75″. It comes with pre-drilled holes and white leather lace.
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.