Big Ol’ Bear Claw Necklace Blue Turquoise
Big Ol’ Bear Claw Necklace – Adjustable Eagle/Grizzly Claw Necklace
This is an adjustable sliding knot necklace that measures thirty inches plus in length. It is a distinctive Western Americana Style Blue Turquoise, Black Onyx and Tribal Wood Bead adjustable Leather Necklace. The Claws are synthetic, resin replicas (not authentic). It is illegal to buy or sell true actual animal products in most states. Why not have the next best thing? These replicas actually look as good if not better than authentic claws. This necklace is an adjustable sliding knot necklace that measures thirty inches plus in length. Simply slide the knots around the cord to wear your necklace long, short or in-between! ALL of our products come to you in NEW, UNUSED CONDITION.
Discover a Treasure from the American West:
Grizzly Bear Claw Necklaces were worn by tribal men; both warriors and spiritual leaders sought to cultivate relationships with the powers of the bear. They were highly valued because they reflected the strength and courage of the bear. Bear claws were not considered to be mere symbols, but rather potent, compelling links to a living, spiritual essence of tremendous force. These necklaces are the perfect choice for reenactment events such as Mountain Man Rendezvous, Shaman Medicine Man, Pirate, Renaissance, Medieval, Pow Wow Rendezvous, Living History and many other events.
The Grizzly Bear:
The brown or grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) is one of the largest bears in the world, averaging 400-600 pounds for males and 250-350 pounds for females. Male bears can stand up to 8 feet tall. However, they vary in size from region to region depending on the richness of food sources. They live up to 35 years in the wild, and are excellent swimmers. Some have even been known to climb trees. Amazingly, they can run up to 30-40 mph.
Their color varies from black to blond. During the western frontier days, the brown bear was dubbed the “grizzly” due to its frosted or “grizzled” coat. The grizzly bear is distinguished from the black bear by its humped shoulders, more upturned snouts and longer claws.
In 1975 the grizzly bear was listed as threatened in the lower – 48 US states under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Elsewhere in the world, small isolated populations are also considered to be endangered. Even in Alberta, Canada, grizzlies are considered to be threatened, raising questions about the future of adjacent US grizzly populations. For twenty out of forty years of ESA protections, the federal government and the states have been trying to remove ESA-mandated safeguards for grizzly bears—a process called “delisting.” Delisting is currently being actively pursued in the Glacier and Yellowstone ecosystems. A final rule to delist Yellowstone grizzlies was issued in July of 2017.