Found the tribe!

Noah_D

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Today was my third day hunting in a row... the first two attempts at hunting were anything but successful but I finally got on to it today. I was hunting at two homesites dating from 1830s-ish to the early 1900s

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All the days finds... I don't think the two crotal bells are terribly old but it's still fun to see em come out of the ground.

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Any ideas on how old the Bell System tags are? I think they are from the Bell System telephone companies but I would be happy to be corrected. The folded thing is another tag, an exact match to the round one except it is an octagon.

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Here's the goodies... this is the most Indians I've found in a day! The dates are 1864 (no L, not a fatty), 1881, 1895, and 1896.

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What a mucky mess! I had to lick the coins to see what they were haha. Happy hunting yall! I look forward to seeing everybody's year's end posts!
 
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Well maybe not the whole tribe, but at least a very large hunting party! :laughing7:
Four IHCs is an awesome total for one hunt and all from the 1800s. You outdid my record by 1. :thumbsup:
Nick
 
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Well maybe not the whole tribe, but at least a very large hunting party! :laughing7:
Four IHCs is an awesome total for one hunt and all from the 1800s. You outdid my record by 1. :thumbsup:
Nick
Ok, ok... I'll still take a hunting party! :laughing7:
 

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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That's a lot of Indians for one hunt, and they look to be in nice shape. Congrats.
 

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Love those IHP's, great finds, Congrats!!! "D"
 
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That's a lot of Indians for one hunt, and they look to be in nice shape. Congrats.
Thanks! None of them are super corroded or anything but the 1864 was next to a nail so it's rusty and crusty on the back, I'll still take it though!
 

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Nice hunt indeed. Still looking for my first crotal bell. My buddy dug one today at a new spot he found. The first and only time I found IHPS was 4 in a spill. What a great day that was. Keep it up.
 
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Nice hunt indeed. Still looking for my first crotal bell. My buddy dug one today at a new spot he found. The first and only time I found IHPS was 4 in a spill. What a great day that was. Keep it up.
Nice! Last year I dug one single crotal bell but this year I've got like seven I think... about half of them are these Iron topped ones but I think the rest are older.
 

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Lucky you. I believe the iron top ones were sleigh bells attached to leather but dont quote me on that.
 

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Do you know anything about that bell you found? I found an identical one a while ago and would love to know more about it!
 
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Do you know anything about that bell you found? I found an identical one a while ago and would love to know more about it!
I don't really know much about it but I think it is newer (my guess is 1890s to 1930s, that's the date range on the other artifacts I usually find with these bells but I could be wrong on that). I would like to learn more as well, perhaps someone more knowledgeable will chime in!
 

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Noah, sometimes I lick my finds too! I only do it in a pinch, but when my boyfriend saw me once, he couldn't believe it.

It's probably why I have such a strong immune system. :)
 

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