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Fort Stanwix Treaty Belt

 

Dan Thompson holding 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 United States at Fort Stanwix (Rome, N .Y.) Oct. 22, 1784. At this treaty (as in all others) the Six Nations was guaranteed the right of occupancy forever in the immemorial domain of the Iroquois League. The United States further promised to prevent anyone, including any state, from taking Indian lands or from interfering in the internal affairs of the Six Nations. As usual, the Six Nations alone faithfully kept the agreements made at this treaty.


 

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