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Native Americans
Native American Jewelry

Native Americans
Native Americans


Native American Jewelry
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.53

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    blacksmithing, jeweler, leatherwork, naja, quahog, profound, vibrant, circular, creativity, lifestyle, supposedly, wampum, material, strand, nomadic, collection
     content words:    Native Americans, Many Native Americans, New England, North America, Southwest United States, Atsidi Sanni, Fort Defiance, Navajo Indian, Many Indians, One Sioux Holy Man

Other Languages
     Spanish: Joyería Indígena de los EE. UU.


Native American Jewelry
By Colleen Messina
  

1     If you like the idea of rings on your fingers and bells on your toes, you are not alone. Throughout history, many cultures have expressed their creativity through beautiful jewelry. The Native Americans developed unique jewelry using beads, metal, and gems.
 
2     Many Native Americans made beads out of natural materials. They used shells, turquoise, coral, copper, silver, wood, ivory, amber, and different parts of animals they hunted. When the colonists brought glass beads from Europe, the Indians quickly made them part of their culture. In fact, the Indians were so fascinated by beads that they sold the island that is now called Manhattan in the early 1600s for a collection of beads and trinkets worth about $24.
 
3     The earliest beads came from the long bones of mammals and birds. The Indians used the claws, hooves, and teeth for ornaments, too. Many Native Americans in the north also used walrus teeth. They even made ear pendants out of them. They carved them in the form of birds, animals, and fish. Next time you eat a chicken leg, imagine trying to carve some jewelry out of it. It took a great deal of patience and determination to create jewelry from bones.

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