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Necklace with Pendant

Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service

Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service

This necklace consists of shell wampam (beads) strung on twisted buckskin cordage. The pendant is a cut section of abalone shell attached with buckskin cord. This necklace reflects the trade in shells from the Pacific coast and from tribes living down the Snake and Columbia Rivers.

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