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, ca. 1000
- Creation Date: circa 2000
- Subject Date: circa 1000
- Location: East Machias, Washington County, ME
- Media: Shell
- Local Code: Native American Collection, Misc. Box 21
- Collection: Native American collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Abenaki Indians--Maine--East Machias
- Indians of North America--Jewelry
- Indians of North America--Maine--East Machias
- Indians of North America--Money
- Wampum--Maine--East Machias
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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