Photographs (left to right): December Moon 2008. Rush, New York; Castaway Beach, Dominica; Sacandaga Lake, Adirondacks, New York

Rich Hamell and Mike Galban

Wampum Belt Suppliers


Crazy Crow Trading Post

P.O. Box 847

Pottsboro, TX 75076 [email protected]
The Wander Bull, LLC

312 Martin Road

Washington, NH 03280  
Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.

133 North First Street

Pierceton, IN 46562  
The Wampum Shop

3080 4th Line


Ohsweken, ON  
Gary Bertelsen   [email protected] Wampum Belts and Straps
Mike Galban   [email protected]


Native American Historian and artisan

Peter Jemison   [email protected] Seneca Historian and artisan
Jamie Jacobs   [email protected] Seneca Historian and artisan
Mary Jacobs   [email protected] Seneca beader
Darren Bonaparte   [email protected] Mohawk Wampum Beader

Beads and Materials

Simulated wampum beads

Wandering Bull (see above Vendors for contact information)

Crazy Crow Trading Post (see above Vendors for contact information)


Artificial Sinew

Jas Townsend & Son, Inc.

133 North First Street

PO Box 415

Pierceton, IN 46562


1/2# Spool - $7.50

1/4# Spool - $5.00

Angled Scissors JoAnn Fabrics $25.00

5" Needles

Assorted Sizes

JoAnn Fabrics



Beading Tray

And Hobby Shops


Branding Iron &

Temperature Controller (not shown)


branding tip with





X-Acto Knife

box of 100 blades

Amazon and art stores



36" X 24" Alvin self-healing cutting mat

Alvin and Dahle are two brands

Art Supplies Stores, Amazon


Brain Tanned

Deer Hide

need vendor

average $50.00 per hide

The artificial sinew line(1) can be separated into 5 separate strands (2) which are of appropriate size for weaving the beads. I cut the line into 4-foot length and separate the strands which are then wrapped onto a spool (3). The angled scissors are useful in trimming high spots on the rawhide strands once they are strung on the loom.