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  • Spiro Mound link

    Interesting article of looting and the spirit to recover the Artifacts. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/2...t-civilisation Kim
    Knowledge is about how and where to learn more Knowledge that you seek. Snyder County Pa.

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    Spiro in Le Flore County Oklahoma
    My three strands of Spiro Whelk Beads (Wampum) are from the collection of George H. Shirk, former Mayor of Oklahoma City and a former president of the Oklahoma Historical Society. These came out of his estate sale. The beads were mined at the Spiro Mounds in the 1930s by the Pocola Mining Company. The Spiro Mounds in Le Flore County Oklahoma were of the Mississippian Period (850 A.D. to about 1300 A.D.) These strands are made up of disc, barrel, elliptical, cylindrical, and spherical beads. The first strand is 28 inches long and has 138 beads. The second strand also 28 inches long has 204 beads. The third strand is 60 inches long and has 505 beads.

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    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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    • Mattern
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      Wow what a treasure Ron! I have a strand from Conestoga Indian Town. They are one of my treasures.

    • Narrow Way Knapper
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      They look a lot like my friend's pre Incan bead necklace that he bought at a market in Lima. Very cool!

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    Thanks for the link Kim. It’s mind blowing to think of how much of America’s ancient past has been lost. The mound building cultures have been of interest to me since I was a kid. It’s also mind blowing to think of what knowledge is still to be gained as archaeological evidence continues to be found.
    Uncle Trav- Southwest Michigan

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    • Mattern
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      So true Trav.
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