Trying to get back on topic, do you know where the glass beads would have been made? Are they European?
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