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Queen's University

Student Affairs Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre


[image of a beaded bag]

Bag.Eastern Woodlands.Iroquois (Oneida?)
Source:McCord Museum

First Nations, Métis and Inuit beadwork are beautiful art forms that are unique to North America. The patterns and techniques created and passed down through generations of our grandmothers are still being used today.

Often beadwork was carried on by women of different generations who talked, as they worked, of their community and its history. In such a setting, these beaded creations took on deep personal meanings.

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More about beading:

Beadwork from

Meaning of beads and pendants( Native Tech)

Wampum history background (Native Tech)

History, Cultural Values of Beads

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