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Pueblo Indian drilling turquoise, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930

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Summary:Pueblo Indian drilling turquoise, New Mexico, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "All the turquoise worn by the Southwestern tribes in their wampum necklaces, ear-rings, etc., is drilled with a hand drill. It is believed that the more primitive method of drilling was with a single flint pointed stick, revolved between the hands, but the drill illustrated, although very primitive, has been used for centuries. Turquoise is the only stone valued by the Indians and practically all of the turquoise obtained by the various tribes has been sold or traded to the by the Santo Domingo Indians, near whose village the mines are. There are no better turquoise in the world than that found in this vicinity." Postcard number: 13989.
Provider:Detroit Publishing Co.
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Michigan
Place of origin – Settlement:Detroit
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:New Mexico
Geographical subject – Settlement:Santo Domingo
Topical subjects:Drilling
Indigenous peoples
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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