Photographs (left to right): Tent Rocks, National Monuments, New Mexico; Storm on Dominica; Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico

Wampum Belt Archive


Haudensaunee Belt


Original Size:

Length: 59.8 inches. Width 2.8 inches. Rows: 9.








The following description was provided by Dr.Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Curator of Anthropology and NAGPRA Officer, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO. Size: 7 x 152 cm Dates: 1700-1799 Party: "I acquired this object from Mr. J. Economos whose address is 10 East 85th St., NY, NY"  H.B. Roloff (1974) Remarks: Notes from the Iroquois Delegation (Haudenosaunee) 11/16/99:  Could ribbon be traced?  The wampum appears NOT to be the factory-made type because of varied sizes and lengths and thought to possibly be earlier than 1700's.  'M's signify mountains.  Center design a tree?  Red paint signifies a declaration of war (Joyce Herold, 11/29/1999).


Text information provided by:

Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, PhD
Curator of Anthropology & NAGPRA Officer
Department of Anthropology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80205  USA
t. 303.370.6378 | f. 303.370.6313 | e. [email protected]