Traditional Wampum and Pipe Traditions of the Northeastern Algonquian

Part of a Cultural Complex of Confederacies?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Paul René Tamburro
Center for American Indian Studies Programs
American Indian Studies Seminar Series

This paper examines the extent of the “Covenant Chain” of the Iroquois Confederacy in terms of its connections to other Indian Nations of the Northeast during the 18th and 19th Centuries. Over the past decade a number of remnant Eastern tribes, have attempted a renewal of these past relationships. These tribes include the Nulhegan Abenaki & Piqua Shawnee (State-recognized tribes), and other tribes of former confederacies connected to the historic Seven Nations (Wabanaki, Mohawk and Huron) and past extensions of the current Six Nations.