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Tuscarora Taken In Belt

This belt has been called the Six Nations Brace Belt and records when the Tuscarora Nation was taken into the Iroquois Confederacy. Each diagonal...

 

Iroquois-Ojibway Friendship Belt

This belt is a friendship belt, and the symbols on the belt represent two nations joined together by the Path of Peace. One square represents the...

 

Penobscot-Onondaga Belt

Many people, including many Indian people, think that the Iroquois Confederacy was formed for the exclusive benefit of only the original Five...

 

William Penn Belt

This is the original belt delivered by the Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Chiefs to William Penn at the celebrated peace treaty under the elm tree at...

 

First William Penn Belt

This belt was given to the Indians before they entered the Council House where the treaty was to be made. It was a token of amity and good faith. The...

 

Huron Alliance Belt

After the Hurons were conquered by the Five Nations in 1650, many were taken in by the Iroquois. Whole villages were adopted by the Senecas and...

 

Champlain-A Record Belt

French Invasion—This belt was made to keep in memory the expeditions of the French against the Five Nations. The Iroquois never forgave (and the...

 

Two-Row Wampum

This belt symbolizes the agreement and conditions under which the Iroquois welcomed the white peoples to this land “You say that you are our Father...

 

The Coming of the People with White Faces-A Record Belt

This belt records the condition of the early white people who came to the Iroquois Country. The strong outside diagonal lines supporting the weak...

 

Emigration Belt

It is provided thus: When a person or family belonging to the Five Nations desires to abandon their nation and the territory of the Five Nations,...

 

ADOPTION

It is provided thus: The father of a child of great comeliness, learning ability or specially loved because of some circumstances may, at the will of...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    July 26, 2012

Cultural Corner

It is provided thus: When a candidate chief is to be installed, he shall furnish four strings of shell wampum one span length bound together at one...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    July 19, 2012

Adodarhoh Belt

It is provided thus: To you, Adodarhoh and your cousin chiefs, fourteen of you altogether, this shall be your duty. You shall keep The Confederate Council Fire (Government) clean all around. You...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    June 21, 2012

THREE SISTERHOOD

Long ago when the Mohawk People lived in the villages beside the Mohawk River in what is now New York State, the Mohawk Clans lived in separate...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    June 14, 2012

BELT OF THE UNITY OF THE CLANS

This belt was one of the Constitutional Memorials and signified the essential unity of the clans “who sat opposite each other about the Fire....

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    April 19, 2012

Peace Pact Wampum Strings

Continued from last week It is provided thus: A bunch of wampum strings, three spans of the hand in length, the upper half of the bunch being white an...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    April 12, 2012

Wampum Strings

Continued from last week Purple wampum used in calling a mourning council or condolence for raising a secondary chief or war chief. Invitation Wampum...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    April 5, 2012

Wing or Dust Fan of the Confederate Nations

Continued from last week This belt is the widest belt known. It represents an ever-growing tree. It is provided thus: I am Dekanawidah and with the...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    March 29, 2012

Wampum Belts

Continued from last week Hiawatha (Ayonwatha) Belt The Hiawatha (Ayonwatha) Belt, a broad dark belt of wampum of thirty-eight rows, having a white... Full story

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    March 22, 2012

Wampum Belts

Continued from last week Invitation wampum for a civil or religious council is still used. A small stick attached to the wampum strings and covered...

 
 By Tehanetorens    Culture    March 15, 2012

Wampum Belts

To most people a wampum belt means any beaded belt made by Indians. Glass beads were introduced by white traders, and with these the Indian people did... Full story

 

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