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One hundred and twenty round, translucent red glass beads with opaque, white centres; thirty-nine translucent blue cylindrical, hexagonal, double chamfered glass cut beads; one round opaque black glass seed bead.

History Of Use

Beads were extensively traded on the Northwest Coast from early trading contacts, throughout the 19th century. Facetted ultra-marine beads were commonly obtained in the north, from Russian traders, and the red beads were a typical Hudson's Bay Company item. Seed beads were common everywhere.

Cultural Context

Exchange; adornment.

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