Cut-Out Silver Brooch (Kuskuskies).
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Cut-Out Silver Brooch (Kuskuskies).

Credit: The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Indians who engaged in the fur trade at places like Frankstown also valued European silver jewelry. Traders called such items "silver truck" and made sure to keep plenty of it in their stock. The item shown here is a silver brooch of intricate design that would have been used to fasten a cloak or skirt.

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