French Trade Beads- Nova Scotia, Canada

Nova Scotia Trade Beads

Excerpt- Katie Cottreau-Robins, an archaeology curator with the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax has conducted several archaeological digs at Fort St. Louis since 2010 looking for remnants of the early French fur trade in the 1620s. “So we recognize this place as a Mi’kmaw landscape where the French came for a short period of time and did trading activity,” she added.  Among the items she has found so far include pieces of dishes, smoking pipes, gun flints, spikes and delicate French glass.

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