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Shell Necklace

Manzanar National Historic Site, National Park Service

Manzanar National Historic Site, National Park Service

The Tule Lake camp in Northern California is surrounded by freshwater wetlands rich with shells of freshwater mollusks. Many internees at Tule Lake took jewelry-making classes. They used hand-painted and glazed shells, metal wire, and cotton string to make floral and other decorative designs.

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