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Metallic Implements of the New York Indians

William M. Beauchamp

Reprint of the 1902 first edition of the New York State Museum,  Bulletin 55

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

 

Continuing William Beauchamp's series of New York archaeology, this bulletin features implements, both prehistoric and historic, fashioned from copper, brass and iron. 

Concerning the use of metal by the New York Indians, Beauchamp states: "The stone and bronze ages of Europe have little reference to America except in a very broad sense. Using stone implements here from the earliest times to the present day, men may have used copper also in New York when the whites came, as some others had done centuries before. There had been a time when durable or massive implements were made of this. Customs changed. The later New York aborigines knew little or nothing of these implements, and others employed the material only in an ornamental or reverential way. The earlier nations did not despise this use, and well wrought articles for personal adornment are found in many parts of the United States and Canada."  

This 6-1/2" x 9", 130 page soft cover book contains 92 pages of text and 38 full page plates illustrating 185 metal artifacts.   $12.95  

     

 
Sample  Plates - click on image to enlarge

CONTENTS

 

List of authorities
Introduction
Native copper articles
Recent copper and brass implements
Brass kettles
Metallic pipes
Trade axes
Knives
Miscellaneous
Explanation of plates
Plates 1-38
Index