Wampum Research: Notes from the Trail 2014-2015Penn Museum Blog
Date of this Version6-1-2015
AbstractIn May 2014, three members of the “Wampum Trail” research team (Dr. Margaret Bruchac with research assistants Lise Puyo and Stephanie Mach) set out to follow a century-old trail left by University of Pennsylvania anthropologist Frank G. Speck. With funding from the Penn Museum and the Department of Anthropology, we made an ambitious list of wampum in museum collections to examine. We also received encouragement and guidance from Haudenosaunee wampum experts like Richard W. Hill (Tuscarora, Coordinator of the Deyohahá:ge Indigenous Knowledge Centre) and G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Coordinator of Ganondagan Historic Site). Our goal was to chart the distribution of wampum belts into museums; along the trail, we discovered much more.
Citation InformationMargaret Bruchac. "Wampum Research: Notes from the Trail 2014-2015" Penn Museum Blog (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/margaret-bruchac/5/