Photographs (left to right): Sunset, Hawks Nest, West Virginia; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida; Medusa Jellyfish, Chattanooga Aquarium Chattanooga, Tennessee

Wampum Belt Archive


Iroquois Belt

AMNH 50.2/582


Original Size:

Rows: 15. Length: unknown








AMNH - Iroquois, Canada

Black shell bead belt with 5 white outlined shell hexagons. The central three filled with white outlined diamonds and central cross design, white the outer is filled with a white equilateral cross, and several short white bars at each end. Wrapped edges, at one attached the probably only known survived wooden mnemonic stick. Purchased from P. N. Breton in 1917.


American Museum of Natural History

Stolle, Nickolaus. 2016. Talking Beads: The history of wampum as a value and knowledge bearer, from its very first beginnings until today. Hamburg, Germany. ISSN 1437-7837