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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1987.32.03
Object Name Plaque, Religious
Description Small metal wall-mounted crucifix, religious. Letters "IN" near the top, a Christ figure measuring 1 3/4 inches long, attached to the cross. Skull and cross bones are riveted near the base of the cross; there is a flower-like figure attached to the back of the cross where the two beams interact. Measures 4 3/8 inches tall by 2 1/8 inches wide. Displayed with a string of glass white-heart trade beads.
Many of the HBC laborers would have been Catholic French-Canadians. This religious pendant is on display in the Laborer's Dwelling, family side, which represents the home of Jean Baptiste Chaulifoux, a French-Canadian blacksmith and all around laborer who lived and worked at Fort Nisqually from the late 1840s through the 1850s.
Date Mid-19th century
Search Terms Crucifix
Religious pendant
Imagefile 003\19873203.JPG