• Culture/People:

    probably Iroquois (attributed); probably collected from the Chippewa/Ojibwa

  • Object name:

    Wampum belt

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Great Lakes region; Canada, USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Quahog clam shell beads (purple wampum), whelk shell beads (white wampum), cordage

  • Techniques:

    Loom beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Probably commissioned in 1807 by William Claus (1765-1826, Deputy-Superintendent General of the British Indian Department which regulated Native affairs in Canada) for presentation to an Ojibwa leader; acquired by Walter C. Wyman (ca. 1851-1927, Chicago area dealer and collector) at an unknown date; presumably purchased by George Heye in 1907.

  • Dimensions:

    124.00 x 8.00 cm

  • Catalog number:


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