This is a Bone Breastplate Section from the Mississippian Culture, c.900 to 1000 A.D., discovered close to the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, South Dakota, USA. These were used as both a type of warrior's armour and also as ornamentation. They were not a common part of dress owned or worn by all tribe members as they showed wealth and position in the tribe. Provenance: from an old Boston, USA, India Artefact collection. The artefacts are in fine condition and measures 134mm long.

The people who lived at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village were farmers and hunted bison. These people are believed to have been the ancestors of the Mandan.

Price: 30.00

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Bone Breastplate Section. NP Collectables
NA147 Bone Breastplate Section
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