Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Most people think of wampum simply as Native American money, but it did not become money until European colonies adopted it as a medium of exchange. Once that happened, it spurred both Europeans and Native Americans to cross many of the cultural divides separating them, created manufacturing and trade networks throughout northeastern North America, and spawned a European cottage industry that eventually led to wampum factories in New Jersey from which it was exported to the West, where it profoundly shaped Plains Indian material culture.

President Gayle E. Hutchinson takes great pleasure in inviting you to attend the Community Kickoff of this year’s Book in Common for CSU Chico, Butte College, the City of Chico, and Butte County.

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