Beads - ROM2018_16869_7

ROM2018_16869_7

Beads

Maker: Euro-Canadian (Fur Trade)
Medium:Glass
Geography: Ontario, Winnipeg River, Boundary Falls
Date: c. 1730-1850 AD
Period: Colonial (1700-1850 AD)
Dimensions:
0.6 cm, 0.4 cm
Object number: 966.302.137
Credit Line: [not required]
Not on view
Description203 off-white trade beads, strung together with 15 black beads. They were retrieved from the waters of the Winnipeg River in Ontario. The current interpretation for these objects is that they sank to the bottom of the river during canoe accidents. In the fur trade context, glass beads were destined for trade with Indigenous individuals and communities in exchange for furs and food. They in turn would use them to adorn their clothing.
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