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Beads (3) excavated at Fort Crown Point

Object Number: 
INV.5781.11-13
Date: 
1600-1700
Medium: 
Shell
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 x 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Shell beads excavated at Fort Crown Point, a fort at Lake Champlain in New York; two white and one orange bead; cylindrical or circular-shaped.
Gallery Label: 
These shell beads were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee on August 26, 1934 at Crown Point, a fort on Lake Champlain in New York. Built by the French and called St. Frederic, the fort was destroyed in 1759 in anticipation of its capture by General Amherst. Rebuilt as Crown Point, the fort was captured on May 11, 1775 by the Green Mountain Boys, and recaptured in June, 1777 by General Burgoyne. The beads were made by Native Americans.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group