Among objects illustrating a profile of General Joseph Martin in the Jamestown Settlement exhibition “Jamestown’s Legacy to the American Revolution” is an 18th-century gorget to exemplify the practice of ceremonial gift-giving in diplomatic relationships with Indian tribes. This example, which features a silver bear symbol, was made by a silversmith in Albany, New York, and probably was intended as a symbolic gift to ensure good diplomatic or trade relationships with an Iroquois leader.

Among objects illustrating a profile of General Joseph Martin in the Jamestown Settlement exhibition “Jamestown’s Legacy to the American Revolution” is an 18th-century gorget to exemplify the practice of ceremonial gift-giving in diplomatic relationships with Indian tribes. This example, which features a silver bear symbol, was made by a silversmith in Albany, New York, and probably was intended as a symbolic gift to ensure good diplomatic or trade relationships with an Iroquois leader.

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