wampum belt

wampum belt
a belt made from wampum beads

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  • wampum belt — noun : a belt of varicolored wampum arranged in patterns and used as a mnemonic device or ceremonially especially in the ratification of treaties compare war belt * * * wampum belt noun A belt consisting of shell beads so arranged as to convey a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wampum — is a string of creamy white colored shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk ( Busycotypus canaliculatus ) shell, and is traditionally used by Indigenous Americans, First Nations peoples, Native Americans, hobbyists, business …   Wikipedia

  • Wampum — Ceinture wampum offerte à William Penn au cours du Grand Traité de 1682 Un Wampum, ou sewan[réf. nécessaire], est une corde ou une ceinture utilisée par les Amérindiens du Nord Est américain comme un objet rituel et religieux. Le mot w …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wampum — Wam pum, n. [North American Indian wampum, wompam, from the Mass. w[ o]mpi, Del. w[=a]pe, white.] Beads made of shells, used by the North American Indians as money, and also wrought into belts, etc., as an ornament. [1913 Webster] Round his waist …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wampum — [ wɒmpəm] noun historical a quantity of small cylindrical beads made by North American Indians from shells, strung together and worn as a decorative belt or used as money. Origin from Algonquian wampumpeag, from wap white + umpe string + the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Guswhenta (Two Row Wampum Treaty) — The Two Row Wampum treaty, also known as Guswhenta or Kaswehnta , is an agreement made between representatives of the Five Nations of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) and representatives of the Dutch government in 1613 in what is now upstate New York …   Wikipedia

  • peace belt — noun : a wampum belt used to symbolize peace among No. American Indians …   Useful english dictionary

  • war belt — noun : a wampum belt used either to transmit a declaration of war or to summon allies in case of war …   Useful english dictionary

  • Visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas — encompasses the visual artistic traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Americas from ancient times to the present. These include works from South America, Mesoamerica, North America including Greenland, as well as Siberian Yup ik peoples who …   Wikipedia

  • William Commanda — (Anishinàbe name: Ojigkwanong ) is an Algonquin elder, born November 11, 1913 in Kitigàn zìbì, Quebec (Garden River/Riviere Desert), near Maniwaki, Quebec, 130 kilometres (81 miles) north of Ottawa in the Gatineau River valley. Commanda is the… …   Wikipedia

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