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Initially, all Navajo squash blossom necklaces were crafted entirely in silver and were worn by both Navajo and Pueblo men and women.
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Over the next 200 years, the Navajo learned how to make jewelry and to trade with the Spaniards for their jewelry.
The Navajo enjoyed using the cross or crescent shaped naja on rawhide necklaces and it became a symbol of power.
If they traded with the Spanish for such items as teapots or candlesticks, they would melt those as well.
Although it was almost impossible to enforce the law the government passed in 1890 making it illegal to deface currency, the Navajo often turned to using silver Mexican coins as a resource.
These discoveries not only show us the social status of jewelry at the time but also give us a little insight into the economic development of Native Americans.