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Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt)
Description
Media Type
Image
Object
Description
Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt). Est. Length: 34.25 inches (Cordage). Col. William Claus, Deputy Superintendant of Indian Affairs, presented this belt to the Six Nations after the War of 1812. It was a pledge by the Crown "not interfere in our culture or governance. It was given in 1815 and the minutes from that council still exist, but the belt was subsequent read by John Buck at Grand River with the meaning attached to it" (Rick Hill, 2011). Seneca Belt (Six Nations Grand River, Canada). Chief Johnson recorded as the artist (Jan. 1, 1906). Represented the League of the Iroquois. Source: National Museum of the American Indian Catalog: Belt 8386
Date of Original
1815
Dimensions
Width: 34.25 in
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 184in
Image Height: 214in
Subject(s)
Local identifier
SNPL000070v00i
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.
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Six Nations Public Library
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PO Box 149
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
519-445-2954
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Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt)


Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt). Est. Length: 34.25 inches (Cordage). Col. William Claus, Deputy Superintendant of Indian Affairs, presented this belt to the Six Nations after the War of 1812. It was a pledge by the Crown "not interfere in our culture or governance. It was given in 1815 and the minutes from that council still exist, but the belt was subsequent read by John Buck at Grand River with the meaning attached to it" (Rick Hill, 2011). Seneca Belt (Six Nations Grand River, Canada). Chief Johnson recorded as the artist (Jan. 1, 1906). Represented the League of the Iroquois. Source: National Museum of the American Indian Catalog: Belt 8386