These items are from the collection of author and renowned authority Lois Sherr Dubin, all of which she acquired during the time she was writing her seminal book "North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment; From Prehistory to the Present". Published in 1999 by Harry N. Abrams, it can still be acquired in the used book market. (See ISBN 0-8109-3689-5).

Any page references and comments in the descriptions for each item are taken from the book or from conversations with the author.