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Northern Minnesota Novelties Indian Symbols and their meanings

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09767.01 Author/Creator: Northern Minnesota Novelties Place Written: Crosslake, Minnesota Type: Postcard Date: 1960 Pagination: 2 p. ; 8.8 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: One postcard of Native American symbols published by Northern Minnesota Novelties dated 1960. Features various pictographs and their meanings. The pictographs are listed on an illustration of stretched hide. Some included images are; a big mountain meaning abundance, Rattlesnake jaw meaning strength, Cactus flower meaning courtship. In the upper left corner of the image is a caricature of a Native American. The rear of the postcard is blank and features an explanation of the front reading, "The earliest writings of the American Indians were those of signs and symbols. These symbols are always apparent in their handicraft and jewelry."

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: American Indian HistoryIndigenous people

Sub Era: The Sixties

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