"Something producing apparently magical or miraculous effects....
an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and
bring good fortune."
I don't expect this long single earring to do all that,
but I am hoping that when I wear it I remember and recapture
the sense of history, spiritualism, and yes..sadness...
I felt when we visited
The little Big Horn Battlefield,(National park)
You obviously and with good reason are not allowed to remove anything from the park.
But I was able to find a person (Jason Pitsch) whose family owns and lives
on private land that was the site of Major marcus A. Reno's fight in the valley against the Lakota and Cheyenne Tribes. (June 25th-27th, 1876)
The blue Russian trade bead and the brass trade ring
were from Custer's Last Stand, on the Reno Battlefield
around Sitting Bulls Camp (Hunkpapa camp)
( found in 1998) These are legal and authentic artifacts.
I cleaned them very little, they are pretty much as they were when I bought them.
Dirt on and in the bead, and the brass ring is green and (c)rusty.
At first I wasn't going to use the little Black Hills gold cross, I didn't think it "looked right"'
but then I started thinking about all the Indian Wars that came after
Little Big horn, and how some if not all of them were related (in my opinion) to
the gold found in The Black Hills. So on it went.
The sterling feather came from frostcreek Etsy Shop,
everything else from here and there.
Visiting The Little Big Horn Battlefield is an amazing experience,
if you haven't and are able you should go, you wouldn't regret it.
It was on my "bucket list", so glad I got to cross it off!!
Do you have talisman jewelry, something made from special things?
Something that you wear when you need courage, comfort ,
or to remember?