|Actual dated beads from the 17th -18th century|
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Many variants of opaque blue wound beads were found at the Chinook Middle Village at the Station Camp site: Western Terminus of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Pacific County, Washington. I saw a prelim report years ago, but apparently nothing detailed has been published on them. Some are shown in "Wilson: Exploring the Chinook Culture Contact at Station Camp at the Mouth of the Columbia River" (1792-1825). One small image shows some of the beads (see attached). The configuration of the two conjoined beads with protruding projections is identical to that described for the furnace-wound beads made in the Fichtelgebirge of Bavaria. Chinese beads usually don't exhibit this feature.