Accession Number: NA.704.2
Dimensions: L: 13.5 in, width: 8 in
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Kenneth O. Leonard
Remarks: Communication and Media of Exchange, Media of Exchange. String of dark blue trade beads in graduating sizes. Bright blue string at back.
Synopsis: Beads- Europe- blue- string- glass- Communication and Media of Exchange, Media of Exchange. String of dark blue trade beads in graduating sizes. Bright blue string at back.
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A Native American charm made from traded dark blue glass beads varying in size threaded together by a light blue string. Beads, as simple as they may be, were believed to posses a spiritual power, and most colors used by Natives reference the colors that may be sacred. This charm may have been used to secure alliances or trade connections. (Date: ca. Unknown, Donated by: Dr. Kenneth O. Neal)