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.
About This Item
- Title: Wampum beads, East Machias
- Town: East Machias
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: shell
- Local Code: Native American Collection, Misc. Box 21
- Collection: Native American
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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