Wampum Craft

Wampum Craft The Power of a Purple Shell By Sarah Schumann | Photographs by Marianne Lee Wampum beads by Kristen Wyman Wampum artisans Allen Hazard of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, Josh Carter of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Kristen Wyman of the Natick...

King of the Bay

King of the Bay JODY KING FINDS HIS PASSION IN QUAHOGGING By Ellen Liberman | Photographs by Jesse Burke Jody King has been quahogging in Narragansett Bay for over 30 years. TWO ROCKS, ONE CLAM. Quahogger Jody King bags the latter, tosses the former, and repositions...

Catching Quahog Crooks

Catching Quahog Crooks It’s a beautiful fall day on Narragansett Bay. After a week of humid, 80-degree days, temperatures have dropped to the mid-60s. Chill runs through the air, but no wind. Environmental police officers Kevin Snow and Charlie Jackman—members of the...

Sacred Symbol: The Beauty of Wampum

Sacred Symbol: The Beauty of Wampum  By Sarah SchumannPhotographs by Acacia Johnson   Only 3 artisans in the world still make wampum from quahog shells. Allen Hazard of the Narragansett Tribe continues this tradition. Allen Hazard, a wampum maker and member of...