Following a program of vaccination for several First Nations peoples, representatives of these Five Nations tribes met with officials at Fort George, Upper Canada in 1807 to present formal thanks to Edward Jenner. These elders also wished to send to Jenner a belt of wampum and a string of wampum as a gift, in return for his gift of vaccination. Information regarding the possible configuration of that belt, and the ultimate disposition of these two examples of wampum, provide insights into examples of these Native American items that may still survive in European collections.
Iroquoia: Journal of the Conference on Iroquois Research
Colgate University Press
Becker, M. J. (2015). A Wampum Belt Sent to Edward Jenner, M.D.. Iroquoia: Journal of the Conference on Iroquois Research, 1(1), 7-24. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/anthrosoc_facpub/172