Wapum Demonstration

april, 2018

15apr3:50 pm3:50 pmWapum Demonstrationwith Annawon Weeden3:50 pm - 3:50 pm Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793

Event Details

Did you know that the purple and the white beads carved from quahog and whelk shells known as wampum have been used for centuries in the Native communities to create social and spiritual bonds?  To Native peoples, wampum has never been 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 demonstration and discussion about this significant aspects of Native American culture in the Eastern Woodlands.

Included in the price of the museum admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS members free.


(Sunday) 3:50 pm - 3:50 pm


Institute for American Indian Studies

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793