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A Black Hawk Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens The Iroquois were not the only Indian people who used wampum belts. This belt was sent by...

 

Confessional Wampum of Handsome Lake, The Seneca Prophet and Teacher

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This wampum is ten strings, all white, all pure and sacred, held in the hands of the...

 

Fort Stanwix Treaty Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was exchanged at the signing of the Treaty between the Six Nations and the...

 

George Washington Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt, called the George Washington Belt, is a covenant belt with the thirteen...

 

Revolutionary War Two Road Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens At the beginning of the Revolutionary War the Iroquois tried to remain neutral, but it...

 

Wolf Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt was an Akwesasne or St. Regis Belt and once belonged to Chief Running Deer of...

 

Caughnawaga – Oka St. Regis Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt is sometimes called the Seven Nations Belt. It is a record belt, that is, it rec...

 

Governor Denny's Invitation Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This wampum belt was sent by Governor Denny of the Pennsylvania Province to the Indians,...

 

The Story of John Saiowisakeron Fire

Before there was an elected system of governance in Akwesasne, the community was governed by Community Life Chiefs. These Life Chiefs were known as...

 

Defeat of the French Record Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This is an Onondaga belt and was made as a record. A French priest who was stationed at On...

 

Sir William Johnson Dish Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt is called the Sir William Johnson Dish Belt by its owner. It was supposed to...

 

Great Britain and Six Nations Friendship Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens The Keeper of the Wampum was thoroughly versed in the interpretation of the wampum...

 

Delaware Land Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt records the conditions under which the Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Nation ceded a...

 

Iroquois Territory Wampum Strings

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: A bunch of wampum strings is to be the symbol of the Council Fire of...

 

Oneida Tribal Belt

This belt was long in the possession of Chief Skenando of the Oneidas, the friend and ally of George Washington during the Revolutionary War period. T...

 

Council Fire of Six Nations Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt means that the Iroquois are a united people, that the Path of Peace connects...

 

Belt of the Six Nations

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt announced the return of the nomadic Tuscaroras, and it was made in 1714. The...

 

Six Nations Peace Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens It is provided thus: It shall be the duty of all of the chiefs of The Great Law of Peace o...

 

The Possums Naked Tail

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden This legend is originally from among the people of the Cherokee Nation. It was gathered by Joseph Bruchac, and is...

 

Pictographs

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden Pictographic images existed throughout the Americas in many forms, reflecting different cultural groups. In the Southwest, images were pecked onto stone surfaces...

 

THE STORY OF THE PLEIADES

This story was recorded in a pamphlet, "The Seven Dancers," that was produced by Ray Fadden sometime during the late 1940s. Long ago a band of Mohawk...

 

Wolf Mark

Submitted by John Kahionhes Fadden Centuries ago there was a man famous among the Nations as a hunter and warrior. His name was Wolf Mark. He was a...

 

Tuscarora Taken In Belt

Reprinted from Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Tehanetorens This belt has been called the Six Nations Brace Belt and records when the Tuscarora...

 

Why The Bear Clan Knows Medicine

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden One time an old man appeared at the edge of a village in ragged clothes, hungry and leaning on a cane. He...

 

Another Flying Head Story

Submitted By John Kahionhes Fadden A long time ago, when Flying Heads were more common, one zoomed into a Kanien'kehaka village looking for something...

 

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