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Author Topic: Here are the Glass Beads, and such. (Leni? Sue?)  (Read 3470 times)

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Here are the Glass Beads, and such. (Leni? Sue?)
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2005, 06:13:28 PM »
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I have a family tree going back to the 1400's on and have found many relatives from all over the world through that site!  Would be interesting to find we were related somewhere back when eh, Anne?  :wink:  :lol: Leni

Eeek Leni, one of mine goes back to the 1400's as well.... are you sure you're not my long-lost sister...???  :lol: (We'll have to talk genealogy off the board or we'll get our legs slapped by Frank!!!)  :wink:

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Here are the Glass Beads, and such. (Leni? Sue?)
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2006, 08:35:00 PM »
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Trying to get back on topic, do you know where the glass beads would have been made? Are they European?

Kind regards,

My guess is Hudson's Bay Company trade beads from the fur trade days brought over from Europe to trade with the local Native trappers for the furs but a little more research will have to tell  where the beads were actually made, and who made them.

I'm a descendent of the fur trade marriages between the European Hudson's Bay Company workers and local Natives. Cree/Ojibway in my case. My GGG Granny was named "Mary an Indian Woman" in archived records. Maybe that's where I inherited my attraction to shiney pretty glass things and why I love the moccasins in this thread ... beautiful work! And very priceless to own! That photo of "Granny" would make a wonderful family heirloom painting! Know any artists? ;)
(And yessssssss..... geneology VERY addictive :D )


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Here are the Glass Beads, and such. (Leni? Sue?)
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2006, 08:56:58 PM »
A fascinating thread everyone :P   I feel really privileged reading it.  My own roots include Irish, and French somewhere along the line I'm told.  May be the former explains the red hair in the family! :lol:  
Linda - the beadwork is stunning.
Anne E.B

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A little history
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2006, 09:23:14 PM »
A little history I just found for the fur trade beads. Note that MURANO is mentioned as where many were made :)



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