Photographs (left to right): Lizard, Florida, Brittlebush, Mohave, Nevada; Valley of Fire, Nevada

Wampum Belt Archive


Mackinac cf. Belt AMNH 50.2 2966

17th Century?

Original Size:

Length: 5.5 inches. Width: 3.7 inches.








Small black wampum belt with two white diamonds.

AMHN description: Wampum belt, Tiffany Morgan Collection. Collected by G. F. King and exhibited at the World's Fair in Paris. Given to the museum (1928) by J. P. Morgan.

Locale: MI, Emmet County? Mackinaw City?

Region: Eastern Canada

Shell, thread and Hide

Gift of J. P. Morgan in 1928. Transferred from the Mineralogy Dept. Tiffany. Collected by G. F. Kunz.


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