Round copper alloy pendant made from sheet cut from a kettle with a hole punched near the edge.
As they had traded with their neighbors in the past, the Wampanoag traded with the Europeans who arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. They traded for types of goods not found in the Americas, such as glass, new varieties of textiles, and metal kettles. Many of these materials were repurposed and incorporated into Wampanoag dress and adornment. For example, the Wampanoag sometimes cut up kettles and used them for projectile points or rolled the thin metal into beads or pendants. They also incorporated new textiles into their clothing and glass beads into their jewelry.