Photographs (left to right): Mushroom, Rush, New York; Bedrock Layers, Cucumber Falls, Pennsylvania; Milkweed, Rush, New York

The Wampum Belt Archive

Wampum Belts in Paintings and other Art Media


Governor Durent 1712

Governor Durent meeting with Indian sachems in Albany 1712

Image from the Encyclopedia of the Native America by Trudy Griffin-Pierce 1995

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Meeting of Governor Durent with Indian sachems in Albany, New York during the summer of 1712. The native leaders brought beaver skins for the governor's new bride. The 'wampum' belt in the governor's hand appears to be a 'seed-beaded' sash or small belt and not wampum. Perhaps it is an artifact of artistic license.