Collection

Plains Indian Museum

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Not currently on display

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Accession Number: NA.704.1

Dimensions: L: 2.5 in, width: 1.625 in

Remarks: Communication and Media of Exchange: Media of Exchange. Iron with inscription stamped and in faded red paint; has a leather tie.

Inscription: stamped: 449/TRADE FOR ONE HIDE/H. BOUCHEY/SPOTTED TAIL AGE ?(underlined)

Synopsis: trade token- leather- paint- iron- Red- tie- stamped: 449/TRADE FOR ONE HIDE/H. BOUCHEY/SPOTTED TAIL AGE ?(underlined)- Communication and Media of Exchange: Media of Exchange. Iron with inscription stamped and in faded red paint; has a leather tie.

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Trade
Trade - Curated by Kiernan McAtee
A basic metal trade token. Much like the American Trade medal, this token was most likely used to secure trade connections or trade agreements among Native tribes. Tokens such as this were commonly accepted by Natives because they viewed it as customary gift giving during trade interactions and that most metals brought by Europeans were viewed as spiritually valuable. (Date: Unknown, Donated by: Unknown)


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