Location: On Display in the Native American Voices
From: Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands
Curatorial Section: American
|Native American Voices - On Display
|Canada | British Columbia | Queen Charlotte Islands
|Northwest Coast Culture Area
|Copper | Pigment
Ceremonial Copper. The form which is legendary represents the sea grizzly bear. These plaques were used as money; they were frequently given as pledges for the payment of debts - particularly war debts; the value is 8 male slaves. The pure copper welding is evidence of the age of the specimen.
|Purchased from G. T. Emmons, 1929
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