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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17), Material Culture Reports, Part V: Buttons As Closures, Buttons AS Decoration: a Nineteenth Century Example From Fort Union

Author(s): William J. Hunt, Jr.

Year: 1986

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Summary

Between 1829-1865, Fort Union served as the administrative

center of the Upper Missouri Outfit of the American Fur

Company. After becoming a National Historic Site in 1966,

the U.S. National Park Service sponsored four excavations

there. Among the thousands of objects recovered were

several hundred buttons. In the past, archeologists have

been content to describe such mundane without attempting to

analyze artifacts; e.g., place them within a social and

functional contexts. This paper attempts to use buttons as

a means of determining the kinds of clothing worn at the

fort, the cultural contexts in which they were variously

used, and whether general classes of clothing used there

were imported as ready mades or produced at the fort itself.


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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (32WI17), Material Culture Reports, Part V: Buttons As Closures, Buttons AS Decoration: a Nineteenth Century Example From Fort Union. William J. Hunt, Jr.. Material Culture Reports ,5. Lincoln, Nebraska: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center. 1986 ( tDAR id: 92364) ; doi:10.6067/XCV87H1JB2


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -104.069; min lat: 47.978 ; max long: -104.008; max lat: 48.02 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Sponsor(s): Midwest Archeological Center, National Park Service

Repository(s): Midwest Archeological Center National Park Service


Record Identifiers

NADB document id number(s): 2000903

NADB citation id number(s): 000000147536

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materialculture5.pdf 4.76mb Jun 26, 2012 1:57:14 PM Public
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America