The Way of Wampum


Linda Coombs, an Aquinnah Wampanoag Elder shared her knowledge of the cultural and historical significance of wampum at an MLK Action Team/Wellfleet Historical Society sponsored event recently.  Following her talk, her brother-in-law, Darius Coombs, pictured here with MLK Action Team member, Leo Blandford (on right), hosted a demonstration workshop for people to try their hand at polishing and drilling a quahog shell to create a wampum pendant.