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Marine shells from Menoken Indian Village site
Marine shells from Menoken Indian Village site
TitleMarine shells from Menoken Indian Village site
Date of Originalbetween 1990 and 2008
DescriptionMenoken residents shaped precious shells into beads for decorative purposes.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectIndians of North America
Fine arts, folk arts
Subject (LCTGM)Shells
Decorative arts
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Antiquities & archaeological sites
Indians of North America - Arts & crafts
LocationMenoken (N.D.)
Decade1990-1999
2000-2009
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota History textbook materials
Biography/HistoryMenoken Village was a small community consisting of approximately 30 oval-shaped, earth-covered houses and a prominent fortification system. Once thought to have been a Mandan Village occupied at the time of early contact with Euroamericans, Menoken Village has recently been radiocarbon dated to around AD 1200. Archaeological studies indicate that this settlement was built and used by Late Plains Woodland peoples, who were primarily hunters and gatherers rather than farming people. The community may have consisted of 200 individuals.
External Resourcehttp://history.nd.gov/historicsites/menoken/index.html
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
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