• Culture/People:

    Wendat (Huron); collected among the Wyandot

  • Object name:

    Wampum belt

  • Date created:

    1600-1650

  • Place:

    Indian Territory; Kansas; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Whelk shell beads (white wampum), quahog clam shell beads (purple wampum), hide, cordage

  • Techniques:

    Loom beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by Silas Armstrong (Principal chief of the Wyandot in Kansas, 1810-1865); purchased by Walter C. Wyman (ca. 1851-1927, Chicago area dealer and collector) from Armstrong's widow, Zalinda Hunter Armstrong (Wyandot, ca. 1821-ca. 1900); purchased by George Heye in 1907.

  • Dimensions:

    95.00 x 15.00 x 1.50 cm

  • Catalog number:

    1/2132

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