Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858-1942
Camden County Historical Society
Paper (typewritten) on the history of the use of wampum as a means of exchange between the early colonists in the New Jersey area and in the purchase of land from the Native Americans -- Includes description of processes used in manufacture of wampum and other shell products and information on John W. Campbell, who along with his family were involved in the manufacture of wampum from the late 18th century through the 19th century in New Jersey area
Statement accompanying string of wampum given by the sachems of the Seneca Nation to Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth on the occasion of the Treaty of Big Tree, 15 Sept. 1797. Also, letter written on behalf of the Tuscarora Indians by Israel Chapin, 27 Jan. 1799, requesting an enlargement of their reservation, with reply from Cazenove, 31 Jan. 1799, stating that his successor as agent for the Holland Land Company, Paul Busti, will receive instructions to grant the Tuscarora a second mile square as originally promised, to be laid out by Joseph Ellicott, surveyor
Scope and Contents note The collection consists of a copy of a studio portrait of Onondaga, Mohawk, and Seneca Indians with wampum belts, made on September 14, 1871, for Horatio Hale. Includes Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief; George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chief and hereditary keeper of the wampum; John Smoke Johnson (Sakayenkwaraton), Mohawk chief and speaker of the council; Isaac Hill (Kawenenseronton), Onondaga chief and fire keeper; John Seneca Johnson (Kanonkeredawih), Seneca chief.