Wampum Demonstration - Institute For American Indian Studies

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Wampum Demonstration with Annawon Weeden

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Did you know that the purple and white beads carved from quahog and whelk shells known as wampum have been used for centuries in Native communities to create social and spiritual bonds? To Native peoples, wampum was never considered money, but it was always valuable. Today, Native artists and culture bearers continue to craft wampum jewelry and use wampum belts to record tribal history. Join Annawon Weeden, Mashpee Wampanoag, for a demonstration and discussion about this significant aspect of Native American culture in the Eastern Woodlands.

Included in the price of museum admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children, IAIS members free. 

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