Wampum Belts (Iroqrafts)

IroqraftsSKU: 0919645070

Author:
Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden)
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Cayuga, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Woodland
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
74
Publisher:
Iroqrafts

Price:
Sale price$9.50
Stock:
In stock

Description

Wampum Belts is a reprint of the original text published by Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens) and the Six Nations Museum at Onchiota, New York. This reissue is an important introductory text about the significance and historical value of wampum used by the Six Nations Iroquois (Haudenosaunee). Over 40 wampum belts are described and accompanied by photographs of reproductions. Students attending the Indian Way School at Akwesasne made these reproductions as a project to further their understanding the importance to Iroquois culture and history. The belts record Iroquois cultural history, interaction with other Native American tribes, and peace and friendship agreements or treaties with United States government officials. In addition to wampum belts, the text describes 9 sets of wampum strings. The author provides background information about the history of wampum making, types and colours of wampum beads, and historical and spiritual significance of wampum. The text is free from scholarly analysis and this makes it particularly well suited for senior elementary level students. Anyone interested in knowing more about wampum, including specific belts such as the Hiawatha Belt and the Two Row, will find this book a valuable resource.

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