Wampum Belts

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Earth Science
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By: Beth Zimowski

The Haudenosaunee used them to record important events, such as deaths or peace treaties

When the Europeans arrived, they began using wampum as money

 The

Hiawatha Belt  The Two Row Wampum Belt  The George Washington Belt

Represents the Original Five Nations

Represents a treaty of peace between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch settlers

Represents the alliance between the United States and the Haudenosaunee

The Onondaga Nation are known as the keepers of the wampum.

As long as a messenger carried a wampum string or belt, everyone knew that the messenger’s words were true and could be trusted.

Wampum belts’ beads were made of shells, usually quahog clam shells

Two colors were mainly used:

White and Purple

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