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About Marcus

Marcus Hendricks is a native professional that creates and distributes handmade Wampum jewelry. Following traditional native teachings, nothing goes to waste. 
When fishing for Quahogs, the leftover shells are used to make jewelry, and the meat is cooked to produce Cape Cod's best tasting Stuffed Quahogs, made using recipes stemmed from his Wampanoag and Nipmuc heritage. 
There is a long history and extensive culture behind the well-known Wampanoag Shells and Marcus is happy to share this culture with the world.

“Culture and Heritage will alwayskeep balance in one's life.”

– Marcus Hendricks

From Our Tradition To Yours

Let's get back to our roots by working with nature as we have for thousands of years, through sustainable methods and practices. You've never felt this close to home.

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    We fish for Quahogs using a simple rake and bucket. Young quahogs are tossed back, adults are chosen for size and quality.

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    The quahog meat is used for stuffers, pie, and other recipes. You won't find any other better tasting or fresher quahog on the Cape.

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    A true artist with over a decade of experience, Marcus uses the shells of the quahogs to create original and authentic jewelry.

Look Beautiful, Eat Well, and Explore

Explore the Beauty of Wampum Jewelry

Dozens of beautifully handmade earrings, necklaces, pendants, and other fine accessories.

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Shell-fishing with a cousin

Shell-fishing with a cousin

Dancing in the annual Wampanoag pow-wow

Dancing in the annual Wampanoag pow-wow


Shell-fishing in Cotuit Bay

Sunrise on a Cape Cod lake

Sunrise on a Cape Cod lake

Shell-fishing at low tide

Shell-fishing at low tide

A true Wampum colored sunset

A true Wampum colored sunset

Fishing using live bait a method our tribe has done for thousands of years

Fresh Quahog Stuffers

We'll make them fresh to order. Eat em' now or freeze for later. These are easily the best tasting Stuffers on the Cape!

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Upcoming Walks

Project 1

March 30, 2020 at 10:00am

Native Coonamessette Walk

Join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Wampanoag/Nipmuc Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating series of interpretive walks exploring the history of Cape Cod from the First People and early European settlers to the nature of Cape Cod today.

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Project 2

SEPT. 14, 2019 10:00AM

Spring Thaw - The First People's Journey Following The Water

Sponsored by Harwich Conservation Trust, join 12th generation Cape Codder Todd Kelley and native Nipmuc/Wampanoag Marcus Hendricks for a fascinating, engaging three-walk series that follows a progressive storyline about human settlement near freshwater sources and coastal water embayments and will take place at locations within the towns of Harwich, Brewster, and Dennis.


Video Gallery

Marcus keeps a close connection to all around him. Take a look and join him in his journey back to our native roots.

Interview with Falmouth Community TV

Quahog Harvest After Long Day's Work

Wampanoag Pow-Wow

Life is like Sorting a Thousand Beads

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