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Hubble Trade Beads

The string of “Hubble” beads were originally traded to Native Americans living within forty miles of Ganado, Arizona and the trading post owned by John Lawrence Hubbell, “Don Lorenzo”, to be found there. Hubbell who recognized the potential of Navajo, Dine’, jewelers as early as 1884,[1] began trading imported Bohemian pressed glass beads from Czechoslovakia sometime after the First World War.

 

 

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