Photographs (left to right): Coso, California; Coso, California; Custer State Park, South Dakota

Wampum Belt Archive

Tonawanda Seneca

NMAI 10/4264

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Original Size:

Rows: 6. Length: ?








Black shell bead belt fragment with a single white diamond. Edges wrapped. Presented by Harmon W. Hendricks in 1921, collected by William L. Bryant at the Cattaraugus Reservation. Repatriated to the Tonawanda Band of Senecas in 1996.


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