Photographs (left to right): Coast of Maine; West Canada Creek, Adirondacks, New York; Badlands of Wyoming

Wampum Belt Archive


Six Nations Wampum Belt

Beauchamp (1901: Plate 14, Figure 176)


Original Size:

Rows: 7.








Wampum belt consist of 10 broad, black, diagonals and 10 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).