Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections vol. 35 (1906-7) describes the gifts sent to Indians near Grosse Isle, Detroit in 1817:
Among the articles provided them were beautiful white blankets manufactured expressly for the purpose in England. Across the ends were colored stripes called "points." One point for a child or young person, two point blankets for a squaw and three points for a "brave."These kind of blankets were the "Hudson Bay Company" type. Similar 2 1/2 and 3 point blankets were being shipped from Pittsburgh to US Regulars in the Northwest during the War of 1812, along with different styles referred to as "rose" and "duffil." Since a blanket was often all the shelter he had, they were one of the most important pieces of equipment for a soldier or an Indian warrior of the era.
The article also mentions trade guns:
Other articles were guns. There were two kinds, one called "squaw" were inferior, but the other called "brave pieces" were fine. Mr. Rucker, when a boy, owned one bought of the Indians, of which he was very proud...