Slavery and Resistance - Crystals

Crystals including quartz, galena and a projectile point
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Crystals

Archeologists found thes objects near the foot of the chimney in the remains of a scructure at Manassas National Battlefield that was home to the African American Nash family in the decades immediately following the Civil War. Archeologists believe that they relate to West African spiritual practices that blended cultural continuity with the evolution of new African American identities. more...

Material Quartz, galena
Catalog # MANA 32963-32965
Date November 30, 1846
Description Quartz crystals, projectile point, and the mineral galena were found buried adjacent to the exterior, wester side of the stone chimney at the Nash site at Manassas.
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