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The Friendship Belt (Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa)
Description
Media Type
Image
Object
Description
Image of The Friendship Belt, representing the Covenant Chain. This belt was associated with a treaty made with Lt. Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Crown in 1757. The common symbol of peace and unity in wampum diplomacy is two figures holding hands, or interlocking their arms, thereby making a human chain. The imagery shows two figures, one of the King and the other of the Hodinohson:ni. They hold the chain which represents clear and honest communications between them, as well as the open path of peace that connects the two. To the Grand Rover Hodinohson:ni, the Covenant Chain obligated to defend the King's interest.
Date of Original
1757
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 5904
Image Height: 1749
Subject(s)
Local identifier
SNPL000068v00i
Collection
Six Nations Legacy Consortium Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.06681 Longitude: -80.11635
Donor
Six Nations Legacy Consortium
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses are subject to the terms of a contract. Contact the repository for further information. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Six Nations Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1679 Chiefswood Rd
PO Box 149
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
519-445-2954
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The Friendship Belt (Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa)


Image of The Friendship Belt, representing the Covenant Chain. This belt was associated with a treaty made with Lt. Governor William Denny of Pennsylvania on behalf of the Crown in 1757. The common symbol of peace and unity in wampum diplomacy is two figures holding hands, or interlocking their arms, thereby making a human chain. The imagery shows two figures, one of the King and the other of the Hodinohson:ni. They hold the chain which represents clear and honest communications between them, as well as the open path of peace that connects the two. To the Grand Rover Hodinohson:ni, the Covenant Chain obligated to defend the King's interest.