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Iroqjois 1870

- Iroquois (Seneca) - 1864 Iroquois man - circa 1870 Iroquois man - 1871 John Deer wife wife and child - Iroquois (Mohawk) - no date John Wampum (on right) - Iroquois - 1872

I look at these gorgeous wampum belts and marvel at those who made these beads. I live in a place with quahog shells and I can't imagine doing it by hand

My previous post about Native American headgear covered some pretty wide bases, but there's a whole world of accessories beyond hats, so I just had to share

Wampum belts and strings preserved by the Six Nations in the 1870s.

Black-and-white photograph showing several different kinds of wampum belts and strings.