Photographs (left to right): Okefenokee Folkston, GA; Wakullala Springs, FL: Okefenokee, Folkston, GA

Wampum Belt Archive


Chief Sopiel Selmore

Courtesy Maine Historical Society

On his neck is the Iroquois 14 Diamond Belt 1768

174 columns by 6 rows est 17 inches in length

Penn Museum NA 3878

see Iroquois 14-diamond belt

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Passamaquoddy Indian Chief Sopiel Selmore's portrait is hand tinted (1901). He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. His name sometimes is spelled "Sapiel."

His father, Selmore Soctoma, was a captain in the marines and an Indian scout for the Maine Militia in the American Revolution. Chief Selmore was born in 1803.


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