Bell and Button Backs

Geolocation

Title

Bell and Button Backs

Description

These button backs and bell were found at an Early Historic period village site in Montgomery County, southwestern Virginia. Virginia Indians had long valued items made from native copper. When Europeans arrived, they traded metal goods with Virginia Indians. Exchange of material goods was one way that people navigated relationships with colonists in the early seventeenth century.

Date Created

1600 - 1700 C.E.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

712 × 470

Coverage

Montgomery County