San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Does a European glass bead become a Native American object when used as part of a traditional design on a moccasin? Why were strings of shell beads from the Channel Islands found 500 miles inland in the Hopi and Zuni pueblos? Stephen Silliman, professor of historical archaeology at University of Massachusetts, and Natale Zappia, assistant professor of history at Whittier College, discuss these issues in a conversation that spans the globe to explore Native trading networks and the European trade that made use of these preexisting connections.
This program is suitable for adults and children 13+.