32 pages $20
WAMPUM: The Story of Shaylyn the Clam is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about a clam that was picked up by a young Indigenous girl named Skawennahá:wi. She took the clam(s) back to her village. The contents were used for food and the shells were used, among other things, to make wampum for wampum belts and strings.
Teachers curriculum relevant. Explains, very simply, the origins of wampum, what it was made from and its use as well as the balanced connection to nature. This book is part of the First Nations Resource Collection.
Beautifully illustrated by Métis artist, Jennifer Bettio.