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Trade beads such as these have often been used as currency in exchange for goods. These beads were donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1962, but beads similar to these have been used since 1800. The barrel and round shaped glass beads are called Millefiori, an Italian word meaning "thousand flowers."

Date: 1800-1962

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Item Number: 314278
Call Number: 62.171
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314278

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