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Wampum-Making Demonstration with Allen Hazard

September 19, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm

There is often a misconception that wampum was a form of currency for Native peoples. Rather, the Native peoples of New England traditionally considered these shell beads to be a sacred gift. In modern times, Native artists continue to use quahog shell to make intricate artwork and preserve cultural traditions.

Join Allen Hazard, a renowned jewelry sculptor, wampum artist, and member of the Narragansett tribe, for an outdoor presentation as he demonstrates both the traditional way that wampum was made and how he uses modern tools and techniques to create hand-crafted bracelets, necklaces, earrings and medallions.

Included in the price of admission: IAIS Members Free, $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, and $6 Children. Space is limited, please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected] to register.


September 19, 2020
2:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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