Photographs (left to right): All Mohave Desert, California/Nevada

Wampum Belt Archive


Huron Wendat Virgini Belt


Museum de l'Homme, Paris

Top Drawing after Hamy 1897


Virgin Immaculate Wampum Belt

Beauchamp 1901, Plate 25, Figure 271


Original Size:

Rows: 12 wide. Length: 200 rows (est. end broken off).








A Huron belt with black letters VIRGIN IMMAC HVRD D on white background. Beauchamp stated "this has been figured in Gallerie Americaine du musee ethnogrphhie du Trocadero, with three others.

This ecclesiastical belt was sent by the Huron-Wendat mission of Lorette, present Wendake, to the cathedral of Nortre-Dame, Charles in 1678.

Musee de quai Branly, Paris, France MBQ 71.1878.32.156. Ex musee de l'Homme, ex musee de ethnographique du Trocadero, 1878, ex Bibliotheque nationale at Paris, pre 1792


Beauchamp, William M. 1901. Wampum and Shell Articles Used By The New York Indians. New York State Museum Bulletin No. 41, Vol. 8.