Photographs (left to right): Arches National Park, Utah; Speculator, New York; Arches National Park, Utah

Wampum Belt Archive


Six Nations Wampum Belt

Beauchamp (1901: Plate 14, Figure 174)

Original Size:

Rows: 6.








Wampum belt consist of 11 broad vertical bands of black wampum alternating with 10 bands of white. Photographed by Beauchamp in 1899 at the Six Nations council at Ohsweken, Canada. After John Buck's death most of the fine collection of Canadian belts quickly disappeared.


Beauchamp, William M. 1901. Wampum and Shell Articles Used By The New York Indians. New York State Museum Bulletin No. 41, Vol. 8.

Becker, Marshall J. 2007. Unique Huron Ornamental Bands: Wampum Cuffs. Material Culture Review 66 (Fall 2007).