Re: Padre Serra (?!)
Re: Oh yes, they are in the Ft. Ross museum, and also at the California mission -- Joyce Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
03/25/2019, 00:35:24

1770 is much too early for "Russian" beads. I have to think some sort of error has occurred. Either the beads are from later in time, and they have been mistaken for beads of the earlier time; or the actual beads used by Padre Serra were other beads (that possibly no longer exist—and the "Russian" beads substitute for them). The story sounds a lot like the "Padre bead" story. But padre beads were plain wound blue beads that resemble Chinese furnace-wound beads (but may have been European). JDA.

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