Did you know that the purple and white beads carved from quahog and whelk shells known as wampum have been used for centuries in Native communities to create social and spiritual bonds? To Native peoples, wampum was never considered money, but it was always valuable. Today, Native artists and culture bearers continue to craft wampum jewelry and use wampum belts to record tribal history. Join Annawon Weeden, Mashpee Wampanoag, for a demonstration and discussion about this significant aspect of Native American culture in the Eastern Woodlands.
Saturday, May 19, 1 – 3 pm
Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 children; IAIS members free
The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road