Wampum Belts

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Iroquois People - Government - Wampum Belts
... See also Wampum The term "wampum" refers to beads made from purple and white mollusk shells ... Species used to make wampum include the highly prized quahog clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) which produces the famous purple colored beads ... Wampum was primarily used to make wampum belts by the Iroquois ...

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