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Wampum beads

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

These are wampum beads. In addition to being used for messages, these strings of beads were also used in ceremonies and as a form of currency. These particular beads were found in East Machias.

Other Information

  • Title: Wampum beads
  • Town: East Machias
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: shell
  • Local Code: Native American Collection, Misc. Box 21
  • Collection: Native American
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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