Wabanaki beaded purse, ca. 1870

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Indians throughout the Northeast copied beading styles and traded objects, making it difficult to attribute beadwork to specific tribes.

The purse may have been made by a member of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, or Maliseet tribes, which are collectively referred to as Wabanaki.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wabanaki beaded purse, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Leather, beads
  • Local Code: HM 6327A
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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