By: Anne Molloy
Foreword by: Anne Molloy
Published by: Hastings House, Publishers
Publication Date: 1977

View on Amazon

WHAT IS WAMPUM? Is it the coin of trade that robbed the Indians of their lands? Is it money used by settlers to pay for a bit of rum or tuition at Harvard? Is it atonement for blood spilled among brothers? Or is it the sacred tribal record of peace made, and war declared?

It is all of these things and more, as you will find in this astonishing history by the author of Five Kidnapped Indians and The Years Before the Mayflower. Anne Molloy's years of research reveal the true significance of wampum as it was used well into the mid-nineteenth century and its importance for many Indians today. She also gives the reader a fresh look at some little-known events in the lives of well-known leaders of the period, including Tecumseh, Pontiac, William Penn and George Washington. The many illustrations add to an understanding of Indian art and the intricacies of the culture that produced wampum.

The first book on this fascinating subject.

From the dust jacket

Paid membership includes:
  • Time period, genre, location, reading level, full descriptions, content considerations, reprint information, and more
  • Search across our entire database of books
  • Lists of books by author and illustrator
  • Keep track of which books you already own from our database
  • Create a wish list of books you're searching for
  • Create your own custom lists of books from our database

See a sample book page

See a sample author page

Enter your email to receive our monthly newsletter, The Alexandrian Scribe.

We will use your email in accordance with our privacy policy.