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Native people exchanged wampum and beaver pelts for European goods such as metals kettles, which they cut to a specific size and shape, then remade into tools and ornaments they found useful.
This model is part of Native Knowledge 360° digital lesson: Early Encounters in Native New York: Did Native People Really Sell Manhattan? This lesson provides Native perspectives, images, documents, and other sources to help students and teachers understand how the 17th century fur trade brought together two cultures, one Native and the other Dutch, with different values and ideas about exchange.
Native Knowledge 360° is the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s national education initiative which provides educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history, cultures, and contemporary lives.
Credit: 3D illustration by Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo)