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Known as “shaha” in the Choctaw language, gorgets were carved from large, flat pieces of shell, with holes drilled through. Here is an example of a pickett-style gorget.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma   (OK)   (Images of America) by Donovin Arleigh Sprague http://www.amazon.com/dp/0738541478/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_t-JOtb13BTVXNJBC

Choctaw are the largest tribe belonging to the branch of the Muskogean family that includes the Chickasaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole.