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Copper bracelets
Description A pair of bracelets made from copper wire apparently rolled through a press, giving them a "beaded" appearance on the top surface, circa the mid-20th century or earlier. The bracelets sides and underside are smooth or flat. The bracelets were reportedly worn by Dakota Indians. Donated to the Daughters of the American Revolution by Helen Carver, the daughter of Colonel Henry L. Carver, an early quarter-master at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. It is possibly these bracelets were acquired at Fort Snelling, but there is no documentation supporting this.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 5/8 inches width A - width is at widest point
2 1/4 inches depth A - depth is at deepest dimension
2 1/4 inches width B - width is at widest point
2 inches depth B - depth is at deepest dimension
Nomenclature Bracelet (jewelry)
Subjects Owned by: Carver, Miss Helen A.
Carver, Honorable Mr. Henry Ladd
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in Minnesota, United States
Fur trade--Minnesota.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Use: Not later than 10/1946
Received by D.A.R. in October, 1946.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2457.A,B