Wampum necklace REAL Authentic wampum shell beads native american made
Price is for an authentic wampum bead necklace 44 total wampum shell beads 24" long with clasp Buffalo bone beads Wampum is often confused as a form of currency. However this is not so, Wampum to the Eastern tribes is as a Chanupa (sacred pipe) is to the plains people. They are made from the quahog shell and sadly many of the original wampum treaty belts have been stolen while others have been returned to the tribes. Authentic wampum is to be treated as if creator was in your presence. It told stories and lessons for the tribes from which they originate. It was a symbol of friendship and respect honesty and promise. Native American Made comes with Certificate of authenticity stating artist and tribe.