Beautiful Round Cobalt Blue Fur Trade Bead
Beautiful 5/8″ Dia Blue Trade Bead from the Columbia River area. This was recovered in the 1950’s.
This bead was traded during the early Pacific Northwest Fur Trade by the American Fur Trading company, The Hudson Bay and Northwest Company.
The blue beads were favored by the First Nations here in the Pacific Northwest.
This type has been referred to as the Cook Bead after the early explorer.