Bead Card


One of the most popular trade items in North America were, beads. Beads were used by the North American Indians long before the Europeans sailed the seas to our shores; they would decorate their bodies, clothing, and personal items with elaborate patterns and colors, and here at Fort Union we offer a wide variety of Glass Seed Beads.  Seed Beads can be found on most North American Indian clothing and accessories.  Most beads during the fur trade were made from glass and were sailed from Italy, Bohemia, and the Netherlands. 

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