The Chickasaw Nation
Present day site of Tchichatala De Crenay 1733, The Territory Between the Chattahoochee and Mississippi Rivers Woodcut Bust of a Chickasaw Warrior by Bernard Romans
The Chickasaw Villages Dating the Chickasaw Beads Chickasaw Villages Defined by Bead Dating


Glass Trade Beads

Database Fields: Artifacts

Database Fields: Glass Beads

Glass Bead Descriptions

Glass Bead Database

Glass Bead Sequence
A Beginning

Major Bead Types/Varieties
Glass Bead Chronology - Start/Finish

Glass Bead Sequence
Major Bead Fields

Glass Bead Sequence
Minor Bead Fields

Glass Bead Sequence
Major & Minor Glass Bead Fields

Glass Bead Chronology
An End, A Beginning

Glass Bead Chronology

Other Artifacts - Dating

Beads as Heirlooms

Bead Dating Conclusions

Other Factors

Paper 2 Figures

Paper 2 Tables

Paper 2 References

Other Factors

The eighteenth century glass beads were produced by guilds in Amsterdam and Murano. It is probable that the bead types/varieties were repeated at intervals, perhaps after several generations. For instance, WIA and WIIIC was recovered in an archaeological context (Courtney-Rausch 54) at the Bynum Mound site, outside the eighteenth century Chickasaw villages, perhaps dating 1820 or 1830 - 100 years after WIA was traded within the villages.

Whether the dates are accurate and agree with the village maps developed in Paper 1 (Cook 2005) will be borne out in Paper 3.


The author expresses his kindest regards to the collectors who preserved the contents and information of the features used herein.