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Pair of half-dime trade silver earrings
Description Pair of earrings reportedly worn by a Dakota person. Each earring is comprised of two long brass link chains, a United States half-dime (circa 1853-1855), a metal cone, ball beads and wire. Donated to the Daughters of the American Revolution by the daughter of Colonel Henry L. Carver, an early quarter-master at Fort Snelling.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 7 1/8 inches length A - earring may have lost its pendant cone and has an extra earbob (loop with ball & cone) attached at top.
7 7/8 inches length B - Does not have extra earbob attached at top and has pendant at end of each of the two chains, one being a coin the other being a silver cone.
Nomenclature Earrings (jewelry)
Subjects Carver, Honorable Mr. Henry Ladd
Minnesota Historical Society, Historic Fort Snelling
Used by Dakota Indians
Used in Minnesota, United States
Fur trade--Minnesota.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1853 - Not later than 10/1946
Acquired by the D.A.R. in October, 1946.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2458.A,B