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...

We are the Landscape

We are the Landscape “We’re interrelated with the landscape; the name ‘Nahiganseck’ (later corrupted to Narragansett by Europeans) means ‘the people of the small points,’ which is describing the topography that we’re on that is adjacent to the ocean,” says Lorén...

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...