Coppers and Copper Shields

by Anna

Copper Shields are a big treasure in the Northwest coast. You had to be very rich to own one, like with the Chilkat blankets, except that a copper is more special - only the most powerful chiefs had them.
Copper shields and coppers were famous, and everybody knew who had owned it and it's history.
If you were a slave and found raw copper to make four copper shields, you might be rich enough to be a chief!