Wampum: Beads of Diplomacy

The Mohawk Language Custodian Association has been collaboratively working with the McCord Stewart Museum in Montreal Canada for many weeks on an extraordinary exhibit that will feature over 40 wampum belts and associated objects related to wampum and diplomacy.

Chief Só:se Onahsakén:rat is wearing Two Dog Wampum Belt that will be featured along with several other wampum belts made by the people of Kanehsatà:ke, including one referred to as the Vatican Belt from Kanehsatà:ke that will be the first time it has left the Vatican in 192 years.

The exhibition will be open to the public from October 20th,2023 until March 10th,2024.

Onkwehón:we visitors have free access to the exhibition.

It is best to visit before the end of December as some wampum will be returned to Europe.

If there is more that 10-15, then it’s better to make a reservation with : Reservation McCord-Stewart reservation@mccord-stewart.ca.

First Sunday of the month is free for residents of Quebec.