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Wampum Belt Archive


Wendat-Huron Two Men Belt

Belt is the same as the belt labeled as Huron Wendat

from the National Museum of the American Indian


Reproduction R. D. Hamell July 7, 2013

Original Size:
Est. Length: 30.0 inches. Width: 3.9 inches. Rows: 12.
Beaded Length: 263 rows: 42.5. Width: 5.5 inches. Length with fringe: 66.5 inches.
Rows: 263 by 12: 3,156 beads.
Warp: Leather. Weave: Artificial sinew.


Described as being of Huron-Wendat origin from the state of Kansas (1810-1850). A date of creation inferred is 1600-1650. Originally from the widow of Silas Armstrong, Chief of the Wyandot in Kansastses. Cat. No. 012123.000.

Formerly owned by Silas Armstrong (Principal chief of the Wyandot in Kansas, 1810-1865); purchased by Walter C. Wyman (ca. 1851-1927, Chicago area dealer and collector) from Armstrong's widow, Zalinda Hunter Armstrong (Wyandot, ca. 1821-ca. 1900); purchased by George Heye in 1907.

Stolle, Nickolaus (2016): Purchased by George G. Heye in 1907, collected by Walter C. Wyman from the widow of Silas Armstrong, a Wyandot of Oklahoma.



Stolle, Nickolaus. 2016. Talking Beads: The history of wampum as a value and knowledge bearer, from its very first beginnings until today. Hamburg, Germany. ISSN 1437-7837

National Museum of the American Indian.