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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Native American - Woodland ➔ Gorget

Identifier:
34715
Description:
Circular gorget or boss with etched beaver design.  According to museum records this gorget was made by Henry Polonceau at Montreal.
Date:
1768 – 1800
Materials:
Silver
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of George Washburn
Links:
http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artist.php?iartistid=4393
Exhibit/Program
Great Lakes Fur Traders (after 2015)
At the heart of the fur trade was the development of effective communication between two radically different cultures.  Both the Native Americans and the Europeans were changed by their contact with each other, yet they managed to create a mutually beneficial system which persisted for 250 years.
Makers/Donors
Henri Polonceau

Washburn, George
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