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4 Wampum Beads

Description

Four small circular white button-sized discs drilled at center with hole, tied together with red satin ribbon to card with inscription.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
In script, in ink, on both sides of paper tag: ""Beemerville 2-18 1901 / Genuine Wampum Indian / Beads Presented by Ralph Space [or Spale?]. over / Their [sic] were three kinds of beads / white blue and black the Indians / used for money the white was the least value / Sussex NJ"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
shell (animal material)
Object type
Exchange Medium
Descriptive terms
BEAD
beads (pierced objects)
Carved
carving (processes)
Shell
shell (animal material)
trade beads
Accession Number
1991.214
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2213

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