Wampum beads, East Machias, ca. 1000

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

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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About This Item

  • Title: Wampum beads, East Machias, ca. 1000
  • Creation Date: circa 2000
  • Subject Date: circa 1000
  • Town: East Machias
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: shell
  • Local Code: Native American Collection, Misc. Box 21
  • Collection: Native American collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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