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  • "The Ways of the Wampum"
    TextPublication       To view this document, please contact SNPL in regards to item SNPL004105v00d.
    TextPublication     To view this document, please contact SNPL in regards to item SNPL004105v00d.
  • "The Wampum Belt Collection of the New York State Museum"
    Text       "The majority of the wampum belts in the New York State Museum collection were obtained through the action of the Onondaga Nation, who were the former keepers of the wampum belts of the Iroquois Confederacy. In 1898 they elected The University of the State of New York the keeper of ...
    Text     "The majority of the wampum belts in the New York State Museum collection were obtained through the action of the Onondaga Nation, who were the former keepers of the wampum ...
  • "Mystery of Missing Mace Finally Solved"
    Newspapermystery       "A woman dressed in traditional native clothes hugged Six Nations Chief Coun. William Montour. Her voice shook as she told him: "I don't think you can understand what it means to us."
    Newspapermystery     "A woman dressed in traditional native clothes hugged Six Nations Chief Coun. William Montour. Her voice shook as she told him: "I don't think you can understand what it means ...
  • Two-Row Wampum Belt (Guswhenta or Kaswhenta)
    ImageObject       Image of Two Row Wampum repatriated from the Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The Two Row Wampum records the agreement made in 1613 in upstate New York between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch government. This belt represents the first peace treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Europeans ...
    ImageObject     Image of Two Row Wampum repatriated from the Museum of the American Indian in New York City. The Two Row Wampum records the agreement made in 1613 in upstate New ...
  • The Friendship Belt (Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa)
    ImageObject       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, ...
    ImageObject     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 ...
  • Two Row (or Two Paths) Wampum Belt
    ImageObject       Image of Wampum belt given by Grand River Chiefs to John Brant, a version of the Guswhenta or Kaswhenta, Mohawk Covenant Belt.
    ImageObject     Image of Wampum belt given by Grand River Chiefs to John Brant, a version of the Guswhenta or Kaswhenta, Mohawk Covenant Belt.
  • "Remembering Joseph Brant"
    NewspaperPublicationmystery       "Two hundred and fifty years ago, an Indian woman gave birth to a son on the banks of the Ohio River. The woman and her husband were part of a Mohawk hunting party."
    NewspaperPublicationmystery     "Two hundred and fifty years ago, an Indian woman gave birth to a son on the banks of the Ohio River. The woman and her husband were part of a ...
  • The Wampum Belt Collection of the New York State Museum
    TextObject       Description of the Wampum Belt Collection of the New York State Museum.
    TextObject     Description of the Wampum Belt Collection of the New York State Museum.
  • Seth Newhouse with Two Row Wampum
    Imagemystery       Photograph of Seth Newhouse, with Two Row Wampum
    Imagemystery     Photograph of Seth Newhouse, with Two Row Wampum
  • Image of the Great Britain - Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt).
    ImageObject       Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in this belt, there are two squares at the end of the belt representing two nations. A vertical line running the ...
    ImageObject     Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in ...
  • "Woodland Cultural Centre War Clubs & Wampum Belts Remarks by Tim Johnson"
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  • "Unknown Stories of the War of 1812"
    Image       "Unknown Stories of the war of 1812: People and Events that Impacted on Six Nations." This slide show was created November 2012, the author is unknown.
    Image     "Unknown Stories of the war of 1812: People and Events that Impacted on Six Nations." This slide show was created November 2012, the author is unknown.
  • Hopi Tribe's Lost Wampum Belt Returned by Six Nations
    TextNewspaper       Article discussing Six Nations' return of a runner's belt to the Hopi Chief Banyackay in a ceremony at the Onondaga Longhouse.
    TextNewspaper     Article discussing Six Nations' return of a runner's belt to the Hopi Chief Banyackay in a ceremony at the Onondaga Longhouse.
  • Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt)
    ImageObject       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 ...
    ImageObject     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 ...
  • Zig Zag Wampum, An 1812 design
    Imagemystery       A Wampum Belt with a 1812 Zig Zag pattern.
    Imagemystery     A Wampum Belt with a 1812 Zig Zag pattern.
  • "Woodland Cultural Centre War Clubs & Wampum Belts Exhibit Advertisement"
    Image       "Woodland Cultural Centre Invites You to Experience War Club & Wampum Belts: Hodinohso:ni Experiences of the War of 1812"
    Image     "Woodland Cultural Centre Invites You to Experience War Club & Wampum Belts: Hodinohso:ni Experiences of the War of 1812"
  • War of 1812 Series (4): Conflicting Covenant Chains
    TextPublication       Fourth in a 62 part series, Conflicting Covenant Chains describes the historic function of the Covenant Chain Wampum Belt used by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) in establishing political relationships with Great Britain and the United States
    TextPublication     Fourth in a 62 part series, Conflicting Covenant Chains describes the historic function of the Covenant Chain Wampum Belt used by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) in establishing political relationships with Great ...
  • War of 1812 Series (6): Sir John Caldwell’s War Belt
    TextPublication       Sixth in a 62 part series, Sir John Caldwell’s War Belt describes Sir John Cadwell, soldier in the King’s Regiment of Foot, wearing gifts given to his uncle, Lt. Col. John Cadwell, commander of Fort Niagara in 1774-76. These include the Great War Wampum Belt which he presented as a ...
    TextPublication     Sixth in a 62 part series, Sir John Caldwell’s War Belt describes Sir John Cadwell, soldier in the King’s Regiment of Foot, wearing gifts given to his uncle, Lt. Col. ...
  • War of 1812 Series (11): Choices With Consequences
    TextPublication       Eleventh in a 62 part series, Choices With Consequences describes the role the Covenant Chain and War Belts played in persuading Native Nations into military alliances with the Americans, British or other Native Nations.
    TextPublication     Eleventh in a 62 part series, Choices With Consequences describes the role the Covenant Chain and War Belts played in persuading Native Nations into military alliances with the Americans, British ...
  • War of 1812 Series (16): Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa
    TextPublication       Sixteenth in a 62 part series, Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa describes the Wampum Friendship Belt, and its historical use by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) as a tool of diplomacy.
    TextPublication     Sixteenth in a 62 part series, Tehontatenentsonterontahkhwa describes the Wampum Friendship Belt, and its historical use by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) as a tool of diplomacy.
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