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Photographs (left to right): All Letchworth State Park, New York

Wampum Belt Photographs Archive


Nova Scotia - Andrew Alex


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Andrew Alex Was The Putu`S, Keeper Of The Ceremonial Wampum Belts, Read Each Year At The St. Anne`S Day Celebrations (The Week Of 26 July) At Indian Island, Now Chapel Island, N.S. The Present Location Of These Wampum Belts Is Unknown. Photograph Taken Jan 01 1930

Mi`kmaq; First Nations; Canada; Nova Scotia; Chapel Island

When the British took control of Acadian/New Scotland all the people were required to change their names. The name was changed in Port Royal in 1711 and the Membertou became William Manthorne. Note the beard on the Membertou.