Wampum

 All things wampum/glass wampum. Wampum beads originally from the Quahog round clam shell of the eastern Canada, New England coast; used for communications and treaties amongst North American native tribes, and later in 1600s and 1700s, with Europeans. When supply of Quahog dwindled, Europeans imported glass wampum from Czechoslovakia, which Natives used in same manner as Quahog shell wampum.  Each pattern woven into the piece has a meaning. Don Standing Bear continues traditional patterns, as well as creating a few original patterns.

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