Photographs (left to right): Joshua Tree, Ridgecrest, California; Milkweed seed, Mendon Ponds Park, New York; William Smith College, Adirondacks, New York

 

Provenience Wampum Belt Archive

 

The following wampum belts are works in-progress. Hopefully, in time, detailed information on these objects and references can be provided and proper acknowledgement noted. The use of these photographs, drawings, and illustrations are for research purposes only. Wampum objects labeled as unknown is only a designation that the author has yet to determine their origin. In some case the provenience may have been lost to history and will be stated so on the individual web page. Any information visitors to this site can offer will be greatly appreciated and can be emailed to the Wampum Bear.

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Purple BeadsPurple and/or white wampum beads Pony beadPony beaded belts
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but

Council Fire

Date - Recent?

but

ca. 1890

Button

Abenaki Jesuit Belt

1699

 

but

Date ?

 

Wedding

Date?

but

Sun Belt

2018

   

   

but

Mohawk

17th century

Promise Belt

ca 1600

but

Boundary Belt

1535-1607

Haudenosaunee

pre mid 19th century

but

Arlyna Belt

Recent?

 

 

 

Province?

Date ?

 

 

belt

  belt  

button

1780-1800

button

pre-1883

a

Treaty Oakville

1820 (image modern belt)

BELT

Haudenosaunee

Dish with One Spoon

1701

belt

belt

BELT

bUTTON

a

7 Fires

1775

belt

19th Century?

belt

pre 1795

button

josephine Mandamin (Anishinaabekwe), The “Water Walker” Belt

2017

BELT

belt

button

be;t

Date?

belt

Choker

pre 1838

1840

1764

belt

Garters

Benjamin West (1736-1820)

     

     

1997

   

   

1813

belt

2018

 
pict  

1812-13

 

 

   

 

 

 

belt

2012

belt

2009

   
pict pict    

belt

4th Grade Classes

October 8 2018

     
pict      

belt

Date?

belt

Date?

button

Date?

belt

Date?

belt

belt

belt

Date?

belt

Date?

belt

1780-1800

belt

Date?

be;t

1630's

2015

   

   

Belt that Wouldn't Burn

ca. 2005

1755 (2004)

Date?

Date?

Modern

Keepers of the Fire

Date?

Keepers of the Fire

Drawing

Date?

bUTTON

Wedding Belt

2020

abelt

BUTTON

Date?

BUTTON

Date?

BUTTON

Date?

BUTTON

Date?

cherokee

bUTTON

Date?

bUTTON

Shawnee

Dragging Canoe

1776

bUTTON

Keeper of the Flame

Date?

Holston Treaty

Ottawa Belt

1791

human

Cherokee

Cleansing the War Belt

1818

Ojibwe

1807

Detroit Belt

1760

1797/1798

Chippewa

Ottawa Belt

Date?

     
chippewa      

Muscogee

pre 1887

Treaty Fort Jackson

1814

   
   

delaware

18th Century

delaware

Kansas

2001

button

date?

button

ca. 1992

Dalaware delaware

belt

belt

French Speech Belt

1753

William Penn to Shackamaxon

1673

Treaty of Shackamaxon Belt

1673

Lenape

1760-1780

date?

Wm. Penn

1600-1650

button

WM Penn

1673

button

Teedyuscung

1756

belt

button

 

18th Century

 

pre 1850

Wm Penn

early 17th Century

 

Date?

button

WM Penn

1662

   

   

Date ?

 

   

   

18th or 19th Century

18th or 19th Century

18th or 19th Century

18th or 19th Century

Woodland

ca. 1800-1820

   

 

belt   

 

3 V belt

Date?

Date?

 

 

 

 

Dutch/English Treaties

1664/1665

     
   

 

belts

Shawnee

1786

belts

Shawnee

1786

button

Haudenosaunee

Hypothetical belt 1756

belt

Haudenosaunee & Ohio Nations

1789

belt belt

belt

butoon

button

Treaty of Greenville

Haudenosaunee & Ohio Nations

1794/95

belt

Haudenosaunee

1755-1760

belt

Six Nations...

Hypothetical Reconstruction Based on Descritpion

1785

belt

Ohio Territory Nations

1750's

belt

belt

belt

belt

Six Nations/others

1764

Wabbicomicot

1764

Chippewa/Johnson

1764

belt

Six Nations/Others

1759

belt

belt

Haudenosaunee

1784

button

Haudenosaunee

mid 1700's

 

 

belt

belt

 

 

Province?

pre 1853

Province?

pre-1792

button

Province?

ca. 1760

 

belt

 

belt

Province?

pre 1853

belt

Province?

Date?

belt

Province?

Date?

belt

Province?

pre 1851

belt

belt

belt

belt

belt

Province?

pre 1878

     

belt

     

1750's

18th Century?

   

   

Date?

Date?

   

   

Button

Date?

button

Prior 1779

button

pre 1778

pre 1886

Bekt

belt

belt

Date?

     

     

Shawnee, Delawares, Mingoians,

Six Nations

1758

Gov. Denny Belt

Six Nations-England Friendship

1756

1808

 

 

1797

butt

1754

   

   

DePeyster Treaty 1775

1775

Beaded Sash

Date?

belt

Fort NIagara

1764

belt

belt

1701

belt

Formation of the Confederacy

belt

Date: formation of the Confederacy

17th Century?

 

belt

belt

belt

 
       
       

button

Miami, Chippewa, Wyandot etc

1795

belt

Half of the belt

1795

belt

Hypothetical Reconstruction of Tarhe Belt

1814

 

Belt

half belt

belt

 

Gaiwi:yoh Wampum Belt

early 1800's?

belt

Haudenosaunee

Prior 1779

 

 

 

but

 

butt

Nanfan Belt

April 2020

butt

"Children of the Light "

18th Century

Belt

pre 1886

Belt

Date?

Children Light

Belt

Belt

1812?

butt

Newtown Treaty

1761

Date?

Three Sister

2015

belt

belt

Harvard Univ.

Date?

First White Sighting

16th Century?

Five Nations War Belt

Date?

Five Nations War Belt

Date?

Belt

belt

Date?

Anishinabee-Haudenosaunee

1840

button

Date?

button

Date?

Belt

belt

belt

Douw-Ten Eyck Condolence Belt

1775

Hiawatha Belt

16th Century

Dust/Wing Fan

Date?

Emigration Belt

pre 1710

Belt

belt

Date?

button

Chiefswood ( Mohawk)

Date?

button

Date?

button

'Money" Belt

18th-19th Century

belt

belt

belt

belt

button

Abenaki

17th-18th Century

button

pre 1700's?

button

Date?

button

Date?

belt

belt

belt

belt

button

Cabins of the Confederacy

1797-1798

Champlain Belt

1609

button

Beaver Trade

pre 1681?

button

Date?

belt

belt

belt

button

Date?

button

Date?

button

Date?

button

Date?

belt

belt

belt

belt

button

Date?

button

Great White Belt

Date?

button

French and Indian War Peace Belt

Date?

button

Six Nations

Date?

belt

belt

belt

belt

button

Algonquin

17th Century

button

Algonquin

17th Century

button

ca. 1832

button

Sun Belt Hypothetical Belt

1756

belt

belt

belt belt

button

Date?

button

Date?

 

Wm. Claus

1807

button

early 19th Century?

belt

belt

belt

button

Date?

button

pre-1656

button

Sir Johnson's Dish Belt

1750's

button

Date?

belt

belt

belt

belt

button

1768

button

Date?

button

Arm band

ca. 1656

button

Antlers of the Chiefs

Date?

belt

belt belt antl

button

Haudenosaunee -
French Peace Belt

1700's

button

Date?

button

Date?

Date?

belt

Belt

belt

button

Date?

button

Six Nations Council Fire

Date?

button

Date?

bUTTON

Council Summons

Date?

belt

belt

BUTTON

Date?

button

Date?

Dish with One Spoon

1701

Seneca

Ganondagan 1687 (2019)

belt

belt

button

1750

belt

Canandaigua Treaty

1794

 

Clan Unity

Date?

button

Pledge of the Crown

War 1812

belt

belt

button

Button

Art Park 2020

Button

Great Bear

2020

Button

Mohawk Hospitality Belt

Date?

 

belt be

Button

Invitation Belt

pre 1710?

Button

18th century

Button

Date?

Button

All Water Is Sacred

2017

belt

Mohawk

Date?

button

Date?

Warnock Collection

Date?

Warnock Collection

Date?

belt

Onondaga

Wm Claus 1800

Levi General

Date?

Wm Johnson

1758

Dark Doorway

Date?

Date?

1724

17th Century

Date?

18th Century

ca. Onondaga

Date?

Date?

 

af

24 Nations Treaty

1764

Algonquin

Garter

18th Century

button

Algonquin

Garter

Date?

button

Algonquin

Garter

18th Century

button

Algonquin

Garter

18th Century

butt

Fort Stanwix Treaty

1784

af

18th Century

Great Spirit Vision

1762

Johnson Covenant Chain 1773

18th Century


Date?

Date?

Wendat

ca.1656

Divided Belt

ca. 1775

England Treaty

Date?

Confederacy Formation

Date?

French Mission

17th Century

LaPortherie

1772

Ojibway

Date?

Date?

Date?

Chief Johnson - Rev. Pitkin

1864-1866

Date?

Date?

indiscernable pattern

data?

af

Six Nations

Date?

af

Ohsweken White Belt

Date?

af

Six Nations

ca. 1720

af

Ohsweken Belt

Date?

af

Six Nations Wampum Belt

Date?

af

Ohsweken

Date?

 

af

Ohsweken

Date?

af

Date?

af

Date?

af

Date?

af

Date?

af

Date?

Drawing by Fred Threlfall

not a real belt

1990?

 

Two Row

Date?

Two Row

Date?

Two Row

Date?

 

af

Two Row

Date?

af

Two Row

Date?

butt

All First Nations

Murdered/Missinng Indigenous Women

2021

Four Fench Forts

17th Century

af

5 Nations Treaty

1701

af

Jay Treaty

1795

af

Council Fires of the Six Nations

Joseph Brant

1812

af

Joseph Brant

1823

af

Johnson's Dish Belt

1750's

af

Kanickhungo Treaty

1736

af

Six Nations Wampum Belt

Ohsweken

af

King Hendrick

ca 1710

Tadodaho Belt

Date?

Date?

French Mission

17th Century

Date?

af

Date?

af

Delaware

18th Century

af

Women's Nomination Belt

Date?

af

Date?

 

 

 

butt

Old Fort

Date 1700's

 

butt

Garden of Peace Commemeration

2020

 

butt

Six Nations Language Belt

2020

 

butt

Flag

2008

fort

fort

fort

fort

Hudson Bay

Date?

Double Calamut Belt

mid 17th Century

Date?

Date?

Date?

Hudson Bay

1850's

Date?

 

Date?

Huron

Lt. John Caldwell

ca. 1770

Date?

Date?

Haudenosaunee

18th Century

belt

1674

Date?

Date?

1695

1678

Wyandot Condolence

ca. 1766

Date?

Blame the Ottawa

1764

Date?

Georgian Bay

Date?

Date?

Blame the Ottawa

1764

Date: 18th century?

Date?

Date?

1701

Passamaquoddy

Date?

Marc Sioui

2008

Huron Alliance Belt

1650's?

Haudenosaunee

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Jesuit Mission

1683

diagonal

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Wyandot-Haudenosaunee

Date?

Date?

Jesuit

1638?

Wyandot-Haudenosaunee

1775

Wyandot-Haudenosaunee

1612

Wyandot-Haudenosaunee

Date?

Wendat-Haudenosaunee

Date?

Wendat

Date?

Wendat

1600-1650

button

1789

button

1678

Button

Huron?

Date?

belt

Belt

 

pre 1880

pre 1880

   

 
button      
belt      

ca. 17th Century

Eastern Canada

   

   

Date?

1600-1800

Wampanoag

 

 

   

1764

 

button

NC/VA 2021

 

  belt  

1775-1889

 

button

1740-1750

 

   

belt

   

Date?

   

 

   

 

Date?

Vatican Belt

1611

Vatican Belt

2010

Date?

Date?

 

 

 

 

     

Hawkeye Strap

Chingachgook Choke Collar

21st Century

     

 

     

1888

Eastern Door

Date?

Kahnehsatake Wampum Belt

ca. 1700-1750

Kahnawake-Caughnawaga

Date?

Belt with 5 diamonds

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Peace Belt

Date?

Date?

Seven Turtles

Date?

Two Dog Belt

1775-1780

Two Row

Date?

Eastern Door

Date?

Date?

Date?

French and Indian War

1763

Otter Belt

pre-1800

 

Date?

Date?

Language Belt

2013

button

18th or 19th Century

Condolence Belt

Date?

2016

belt

 

buffon

Joseph Brant

1823

button

Joseph Brant

Early 19th century

burron

Ft. Chambly

1749

Condolence Council Summons Belt

Date?

belt

belt

belt

button

Caughnawaga Belt

ca. 1769

Huron

1677

Date?

Diabetes Belt

1997

belt

 

St. Regis Treaty

1796

Mohawk Button

Oak

button

ca. 1670's

 

belt

 

Montreal Treaty 1701

     

     

Delaware - Munsee

17th Century

     

     

bujtton

1680

     

Nan

     

button

Fort St. Jean Baptiste

2019

     
     

17th Century

     

     

Date?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date?

     
     

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

33rd NYS Vol.

2009

 

 

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

button

Date?

butt

1775

 

butt

1786

   
belt belt    
button      

belt

     

belt

Fort Niagara

1764

Sir John Colborne

pre-1834

Date?

How the Beaver got its tail

2020

butt

Belt

pre-1700

Georgian Bay?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

post-1720

   

   

Date?

Date?

Wm. Claus Belt

1800

Date?

Tuscarora

Alliance Belt

1720?

 

 

 
     

Hypothetical Reproductions

2015

     
     

Date?

     
belt

 

 

   

button

Date?

Date?

Passam

Date?

button

Date?

belt

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

 

 

Date?

Date?

   

   

belt

Date?

buton

NMAI

Marriage

Date?

Date?

button

belt

Date?

19th Century

ca. 1915

Garter

Date?

Date?

Marriage

Date?

Marriage

Date?

Onondaga

Date?

Date?

Date?

NMAI

Date?

Date?

belt

Date?

Date?

Penobscot

ca. 19th century ?

Penobscot

Penobscot

belt

1670-1720

     

     

 

button

Pontaic War Belt

ca. 1770's

     
butt      

Pontiac War

US Rev. War 1783

 

 

 

 

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

Date?

pouch

Date?

pouch

button

Black Hawk

1832

button

Black Hawk

ca. 1814?

button

Black Hawk to Black Snake

19th century?

belt

1850'S

belt

belt

belt

button

Date?

     
     

1835

   
   

 

Lewis Morgan Belt

1850

1700

Date?

Great Bear

2021

Date?

Date?

Date?

1910?

Date?

Antlers of the Chiefs

Date?

Date?

Suspect Fake

1615-1635

 

Date?

 

Cornplanter's Belt

L. H. Morgan Belt

1851

Tonawanda Seneca

1921

button

Date?

Buffalo Creek Treaty?

button

Four Treaties 1840's

button

Great Peace 1775

Fort Pitt

2021

belt

be;t

button
belt

Corn Planter's Belt

ca. 1796

Ely Parker Belt

(Donehogawah Belt)

ca. 1796

Date?

Ransom Belt

Date?

Red Jacket

19th Century

Red Painted War belt

18th Century

Remembrance Belt

18th Century

Remembrance Belt

Late 19th Century?

Date?

pre 1851

1710-1730

Date?

French and Indian War

Governor Denny Belt

1756

suspected fake

17th century

 

Date?

1710-1730

1710-1730

1710-1730

1710-1730

1710-1730

1710-1730

Condolence

ca. 17th Century

Chief Turtle's Belt

Date?

button

WM Johnson Ft Niagara Siege Belt

1764

button

Commeneration Belt

Ganondagan

2014

button

Commeneration Belt

Ganondagan

2014

 

Belt

1655

belt

 

Seven Turtles Belt

18th or 19th Century

butt
   
belt
   

Governor Simcoe

18th Century

Date?

1812

King's Great Broad Axe

!812


Pontiac

1766

Great Peace Belt

1811?

Shawnee

Fort Finney

1786

 

Shawnee

Fort McIntosh

1786

 

 

butt

King's Great Broad Axe

1812

 

   
belt
 
 
       

stockbridge

1833

mid 19th Century

21st Century

 

Stockbridge

 

 

 

 

Date?

1875

Date?

 

 

       

Fort Nooherooka Belt

2013

Taken-In/Alliance Belt

1713

1799

Tuscarora Returns

1714

ca. 1720

Date?

Date?

ca. 1760

unknown

Date?

Date?

Date?

Modern?

Belt

button

NMAI

Date?

Date?

garter?

Glenn Sanders Belt

Date?

pre 1779

belt

button

butto

Date?

butto

Date?

 

Recent?

belt

NMAI

pre 1884

NMAI

NMAI

Date?

NMAI

Date?

  • button

NMAI

Date?

button

NMAI

Date?

NMAI

Date?

NMAI

pre 1827

belt

belt

Caughnawaga Four Tribe Alliance Belt

Date?

Maliseet

Date?

Date?

Mourning Belt

Date?

Wabanaki Confederacy

1680

War Belt

Date?

   

   

17th Century Design

button

Friendship Belt

2015

Date?

Date?

belt

belt

Metacom's Wampum Belt

late 17th Century

Button

"IOHN TYZACKE, 1609

King Phillip in 1676. The date on the belt possibly refers to the year of his birth."

Button

Aquinnah Belt

2021

Wamp butt

date?

belt

button

1745

     
     

button

Treaty 1842

 

button

Methodist Church Return

2019

button

Methodist Church Return

2019

button

Methodist Cemetery Return

2019

map

belt

belt

belt

       

Date?

Iroquois

1612

Four Nations Alliance

1710-1720

button

Date?

belt

Belle Island

1769

1842

Huron Alliance

early 17th Century

Two Row/Road

1748

Date?

Tarhe 1814

Date?

early 17th Century

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

July 21, 2003

July 28 2005

March 12, 2018

July 27, 2011

August 10 2016

July 17 2013

June 23 2014

button

October 8 2018

belt

healing

Friend Condolence

Nov. 11 2021

healing
healing
healing
belt
belt
belt

belt

 

 

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