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Wampum belt  (Ceremonial/Ritual items)  "1600-1650"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1600-1650

Materials:

Whelk shell beads (white wampum), quahog clam shell beads (purple wampum), hide, cordage

Techniques:

Loom beadwork

Dimensions:

95.00 x 15.00 x 1.50 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Great Lakes, Native Americans, North America, Wendat (Huron), Woodlands, Wyandot

Site Name:

Indian Territory

State:

Kansas

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Formerly owned by Silas Armstrong (Principal chief of the Wyandot in Kansas, 1810-1865); purchased by Walter C. Wyman (ca. 1851-1927, Chicago area dealer and collector) from Armstrong's widow, Zalinda Hunter Armstrong (Wyandot, ca. 1821-ca. 1900); purchased by George Heye in 1907.

Source ID:

NMAI_12573

Catalog Number:

1/2132

Album Name:

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