Mississippian shell neck ornament (gorget)


Gorget, c. 1250-1350, probably Middle Mississippian Tradition, whelk shell, 10 x 2 cm (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 18/853),  a Seeing America video

Speakers: Dr. David Penney, Associate Director for Museum Scholarship, Exhibitions, and Public Engagement, National Museum of the American Indian and Dr. Steven Zucker


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This object at the National Museum of the American Indian


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Cite this page as: Dr. David W. Penney and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Mississippian shell neck ornament (gorget)," in Smarthistory, January 13, 2018, accessed May 23, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/mississippian-gorget/.