Material Culture

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Material Culture

Items in the Material Culture Collection

"The people who made this earthern ware, were not possessed of the conveniences of sifting and grinding the clay, as the moderns do when preparing it for use."

"The only memorials of the perished [Indian] race are an arrowhead, a pipe, or a stone hatchet, occasionally turned up by the plough on the spots where they built their wigwams or planted their cornfields."

"After substantial testing, we leave open the possibility that a palisade-like structure may have been present in the areas [we studied]. More testing is necessary in this area to investigate this possibility. There remains the possibility that…

"European-made goods are usually assumed to be diagnostic of Native cultural assimilation and material loss, but they may instead reflect strategic adaptation and successful trade."