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Wampum beads, East Machias

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.

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  • 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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