Irene Hirano Inouye (Mrs. Daniel K. Inouye), Non-Indian, 1948-2020 Search this
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Non-Indian, 1924-2012 Search this
Replica of the Hiawatha wampum belt
Polymer clay beads, imitation sinew
72.0 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm
New York; USA (inferred)
Formerly in the collection of Senator Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012, D-Hawaii) and probably received as a gift in recognition of his service to American Indians as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (1987-1995 and 2001-2003); donated to NMAI by Senator Inouye's widow Irene Hirano Inouye (1948-2020) in 2013.
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