Photographs (left to right): Sunflower, Canandaigua Lake, New York: Thistles, Rush, New York; Desert Candles, San Rafael, Utah

Wampum Belt Archive


Original Size:

Rows 7 Length ? Length: 3 feet. Width: 3 inches






Plant fiber and sinew. Wrap: red cloth.


Black shell bead belt with six white double outlined diamonds. Belt edge lined with red cloth. Purchased at Sotheby's auction in NY 1997. ex Private Collection.

Returned to the Oneida Nation August 1997: Rome Sentinel Newspaper.

The six diamonds represent the six nations of the confederacy.


Rome Sentinel 1997 (Aug 4)

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