Ruth B. Phillips is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is a former director of the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.
Native American belts made of wampum shells have long fulfilled a diplomatic purpose – and as such are very much a living art
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