Includes an Audio CD $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 Native 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.
There are several learning points; the cycle of life, the origins of wampum, what it was made from and its use as well as the balanced connection to nature. This book can be used with the Six Nations Iroquois Program Teachers Resource Guide.
Beautifully illustrated by Métis artist, Jennifer Bettio.