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Published by Nummus Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Indians -- Money.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsE59.M7 T3
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p.
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4768510M
ISBN 100878410015
LC Control Number78141349

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Taxay, Don. Money of the American Indians and other primitive currencies of the Americas. New York, Nummus Press []. Money of the American Indians and other primitive currencies of the Americas. by Don Taxay starting at $ Money of the American Indians and other primitive currencies of the Americas. has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.   Book II looks into the historical aspect of money, from the ancient period comprising prehistoric currencies such as tools and ornaments, to the Medieval period, and then to modern times. Book III is the theoretical section that attempts to define primitive money Book Edition: 2. As in many other instances of primitive currencies, the islanders believe the currencies of Rossel Island to be of supernatural origin. Armstrong gives the names of the 22 denominations of ndap, but for the sake of simplicity he subsequently refers to them by their number, “1” .

In order to have a functioning economy, the colonists were forced to turn to other commodities for use as money. Spanish coins, from trade with the West Indies and Mexico, circulated freely in the. The earliest known use of wampum, which are strings of beads made from clam shells, was by North American Indians in Most likely, this monetary medium existed well before this date. Primitive money performs some of the functions of our own money, but acteristics of American or European money are too often used as a model. however, money has also other functions and since in many instances [of money used in primitive economies] those functions are more important than. 2. Native Americans mapped and named the star systems and used them to scientifically plot travels on the land and on the sea. As part of their education youth in many native nations were also taught to memorize tree types as well as other flora and fauna to understand seasonal change and shifts in what we would now call latitude and longitude. 3.

Native American Money. People tend to view currency as a paper or metal object. Dollar bills and coins have a monetary amount attached to them, which we use for purchasing goods. Throughout history though, currency took on a different appearance. The best example of this is Native American money. Many American Indians had quite sophisticated forms of trade and currency, whereas other tribes, such as the Inca in Peru, managed to develop a complex and advanced civilization without money. Native American money could involve something that has value in all cultures, such as the Aztec’s gold dust, or something that is valued in by a. Pseudo-currencies lingered for a long time. In 18th century America, several states still used commodities, such as corn and wheat, as legal tender, partly to facilitate deals with Native Americans. 2. Money's agrarian origins have shaped the language of business. Money of the American Indians and Other Primitive Currencies of the Americas Well-illustrated comprehensive survey by region of pre- and early Colonial monies of North and South America. p, x", hc, , OP.