πŸ₯‡ BANNER 1899 handcuffs found on Native American trade site (Northern Michigan).

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Was super excited to find these in the middle of a Native American campsite (found artifacts ranging from 1600s - 1920s). These were tangled into some cedar trees and the soil acidity was just perfect to preserve them.

Regarding the location it is in Northern Michigan (along the inner shores of Lake Michigan). Early on it was a fur trading camp with many of the usual era finds. Then if became a fish camp with net floats, lead net weights, pocket knives, etc found. The remote location found is far from the road, or town, and really has me wondering why they would be at that spot. Crazy lucky to have stumbled across them. Cheers!
 

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This is one very cool recovery, and certainly if it makes it up onto the Banner it certainly deserves a spot.
Wish you could provide a little more details than just the teaser on the recovery. (specific location not needed)
If this awesome piece of history could speak-it would answers a lot of questions on the details of why they were lost.
Congratulations on this rare recovery.:occasion14:
My apologies. I had some difficulty when posting.
Was super excited to find these in the middle of a Native American campsite (found artifacts ranging from 1600s - 1920s). These were tangled into some cedar trees and the soil acidity was just perfect to preserve them.

Regarding the location it is in Northern Michigan (along the inner shores of Lake Michigan). Early on it was a fur trading camp with many of the usual era finds. Then if became a fish camp with net floats, lead net weights, pocket knives, etc found. The remote location found is far from the road, or town, and really has me wondering why they would be at that spot. Crazy lucky to have stumbled across them. Cheers!
 

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My apologies. I had some difficulty when posting.
Was super excited to find these in the middle of a Native American campsite (found artifacts ranging from 1600s - 1920s). These were tangled into some cedar trees and the soil acidity was just perfect to preserve them.

Regarding the location it is in Northern Michigan (along the inner shores of Lake Michigan). Early on it was a fur trading camp with many of the usual era finds. Then if became a fish camp with net floats, lead net weights, pocket knives, etc found. The remote location found is far from the road, or town, and really has me wondering why they would be at that spot. Crazy lucky to have stumbled across them. Cheers!
You should copy/paste this reply that you wrote in the first post up.
Thanks for the great response.
Dream location
 

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Super awesome find!
 

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Was super excited to find these in the middle of a Native American campsite (found artifacts ranging from 1600s - 1920s). These were tangled into some cedar trees and the soil acidity was just perfect to preserve them.

Regarding the location it is in Northern Michigan (along the inner shores of Lake Michigan). Early on it was a fur trading camp with many of the usual era finds. Then if became a fish camp with net floats, lead net weights, pocket knives, etc found. The remote location found is far from the road, or town, and really has me wondering why they would be at that spot. Crazy lucky to have stumbled across them. Cheers!
Great history find.
 

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Something like those cuffs is why we go out looking for evidence of prior history in any given spot You never know when a one in a life time item a lifetime item will be covered .Great find And I always fel like if I find something there's a better chance that I might find more Best of luck with locating other treasure items and thanks for the pictures
 

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Was super excited to find these in the middle of a Native American campsite (found artifacts ranging from 1600s - 1920s). These were tangled into some cedar trees and the soil acidity was just perfect to preserve them.

Regarding the location it is in Northern Michigan (along the inner shores of Lake Michigan). Early on it was a fur trading camp with many of the usual era finds. Then if became a fish camp with net floats, lead net weights, pocket knives, etc found. The remote location found is far from the road, or town, and really has me wondering why they would be at that spot. Crazy lucky to have stumbled across them. Cheers!
Absolutely MAGNIFICENT find.
 

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Something like those cuffs is why we go out looking for evidence of prior history in any given spot You never know when a one in a life time item a lifetime item will be covered .Great find And I always fel like if I find something there's a better chance that I might find more Best of luck with locating other treasure items and thanks for the pictures
Completely agree! You just never know what may be out there from a significant event in the past
 

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Banner??! Thank you all. I was off the grid for a spell and just logged in to catch up on everyone’s finds. What a great hobby and even better bunch of passionate diggers. Cheers!
 

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Was super excited to find these in the middle of a Native American campsite (found artifacts ranging from 1600s - 1920s). These were tangled into some cedar trees and the soil acidity was just perfect to preserve them.

Regarding the location it is in Northern Michigan (along the inner shores of Lake Michigan). Early on it was a fur trading camp with many of the usual era finds. Then if became a fish camp with net floats, lead net weights, pocket knives, etc found. The remote location found is far from the road, or town, and really has me wondering why they would be at that spot. Crazy lucky to have stumbled across them. Cheers!
What a wonderful thing
 

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