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In 1804, from the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition we learn of considerable use of trade beads with the Indians. The rugged early fur trappers or mountain men exchanged countless millions of these glass trade beads for vast fortunes in valuable furs. The beads, in turn, became a source of wealth and prestige among the Indians and were frequently traded among the various bands and tribes, following ancient Indian trade routes.

The rugged early fur traders exchanged countless millions of these glass trade…

Anna Holland Jewelry | by Anna Holland | These rare tiny antique silver pendants are worn as ...

Unique ethnic jewelry and tribal jewelry. Handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and rings using antique and ancient beads and artifacts by jewelry designer Anna Holland.

Trade Beads |  “Green hearts” or “Hudson Bay” bead | Date 1700s - 1800s

“Green hearts” or “Hudson Bay” bead Large strand: 36 inches;