The Aboriginals (Indians they were called back then) made beads, all they had were tee pees, horses, Bison, bow and arrows, how did they make beads?
It is easy for them to make colors, but beads?
Ah sure there are other source of food for them like Deers, birds and fish... so... no one can tell me how they made those beads?

Maybe I should ask brian123? :lol:
I googled and found this :)

Most of the beads were made of glass, a material previously unknown to the Native cultures. They often replaced Indian-made beads of bone, shell, copper and stone. Beads were important for early trade items because they were compact and easily transportable.

I should think at least bone and stone would be available to them :)