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Wampum belt  (Ceremonial/Ritual items)  "1807"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1807-1807

Materials:

Quahog clam shell beads (purple wampum), whelk shell beads (white wampum), cordage

Techniques:

Loom beadwork

Dimensions:

124.00 x 8.00 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa), Chippewa/Ojibwa, Great Lakes, Iroquois, Native Americans, North America, Northeast, Woodlands

Site Name:

Great Lakes region

Country:

Canada, USA

Collection History:

Probably commissioned in 1807 by William Claus (1765-1826, Deputy-Superintendent General of the British Indian Department which regulated Native affairs in Canada) for presentation to an Ojibwa leader; acquired by Walter C. Wyman (ca. 1851-1927, Chicago area dealer and collector) at an unknown date; presumably purchased by George Heye in 1907.

Source ID:

NMAI_14833

Catalog Number:

1/4004

Album Name:

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