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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • War of 1812 Series (18): Traveling War Belts
    TextPublication       Eighteenth in a 62 part series, Traveling War Belts describes the visual symbolism depicted in the designs of Wampum Belts, and outlines their relationship to Native spiritual ideas
    TextPublication     Eighteenth in a 62 part series, Traveling War Belts describes the visual symbolism depicted in the designs of Wampum Belts, and outlines their relationship to Native spiritual ideas
  • 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.
  • 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 (33): Pledge of the Crown Wampum Belt
    TextPublication       Thirty-Third in a 62 part series, Pledge of the Crown Wampum Belt describes a wampum belt created by the British to represent the ongoing relationship with the Native community after the war
    TextPublication     Thirty-Third in a 62 part series, Pledge of the Crown Wampum Belt describes a wampum belt created by the British to represent the ongoing relationship with the Native community after ...
  • 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 (23): Peace Council at Amherstburg
    TextPublication       Twenty-Third in a 62 part series, Peace Council at Amherstburg excerpts the speech given by British Lt. Col. Reginald James in front of the Council of Western Nations on September 14, 1815. The speeches purpose was to thank the Native Warriors and Chiefs for their service in the War of ...
    TextPublication     Twenty-Third in a 62 part series, Peace Council at Amherstburg excerpts the speech given by British Lt. Col. Reginald James in front of the Council of Western Nations on September ...
  • War of 1812 Series : Wampum Belts Associated with the War of 1812
    TextPublication       Describes a number of significant Wampum Belts from the 18th and 19th centuries. [Covenant Chain, Two Paths, Silver Covenant Chain, Clause Belt, Red Jacket Pledge of Neutrality, George Washington Covenant Chain, Great Britain – Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain, (William Denny) Covenant Chain.]
    TextPublication     Describes a number of significant Wampum Belts from the 18th and 19th centuries. [Covenant Chain, Two Paths, Silver Covenant Chain, Clause Belt, Red Jacket Pledge of Neutrality, George Washington Covenant ...
  • Seneca Saga of "Red Jacket"
    ImageNewspaper       Article discussing a performance of Sagoyewatha the Seneca in the fifth year of the Six Nations Pageant.
    ImageNewspaper     Article discussing a performance of Sagoyewatha the Seneca in the fifth year of the Six Nations Pageant.
  • War of 1812 Series (50): Cleansing the War Belt
    TextPublication       Fiftieth in a 62 part series, Cleansing the War Belt describes the blue coloured Wampum Belt which was being used in Native ceremonies in 1815 to celebrate peace
    TextPublication     Fiftieth in a 62 part series, Cleansing the War Belt describes the blue coloured Wampum Belt which was being used in Native ceremonies in 1815 to celebrate peace
  • War of 1812 Series (35): Condolence for General Brock
    TextPublication       Thirty-Fifth in a 62 part series, Condolence for General Brock describes a Council of Condolence which was held for General Brock at the Indian Council House at Fort George on November 6, 1812.
    TextPublication     Thirty-Fifth in a 62 part series, Condolence for General Brock describes a Council of Condolence which was held for General Brock at the Indian Council House at Fort George on ...
  • War of 1812 Series (49): Sending Peace Belts
    TextPublication       Forty-Ninth in a 62 part series, Sending Peace Belts excerpts Col. William Claus’s 1815 correspondences with Maj. Gen. Frederick Robinson. Claus describes recent Native council meetings which centered around the subject of reconciliation and peace between the various Nations
    TextPublication     Forty-Ninth in a 62 part series, Sending Peace Belts excerpts Col. William Claus’s 1815 correspondences with Maj. Gen. Frederick Robinson. Claus describes recent Native council meetings which centered around the ...
  • Wampum Belt. [League Belt of the Iroquois
Property of Chief Johnson, Of Grand River, Ontario]
    TextPublication       This report is about the League Belt of the Iroquois, and the Haudenosaunee request for repatriation. It demonstrates the archival, photographic, and provenance evidence associated with this wampum belt, which demonstrate that it is a Confederacy (or National) belt of the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee that was formerly under ...
    TextPublication     This report is about the League Belt of the Iroquois, and the Haudenosaunee request for repatriation. It demonstrates the archival, photographic, and provenance evidence associated with this wampum belt, which ...
  • Wampum Collection - Pitts River Museum, England - Taken by Horatio Hale, Anthropologist, 1871.
    ImageObject       Image of Wampum Collection - Pitts River Museum, England - Taken by Horatio Hale, Anthropologist, 1871. Photograph taken in Brantford, Ontario, on September 14, 1871. Horatio Hale, who made these pictures, said that the zones were divided into groups. He was told that the five zones in the group left ...
    ImageObject     Image of Wampum Collection - Pitts River Museum, England - Taken by Horatio Hale, Anthropologist, 1871. Photograph taken in Brantford, Ontario, on September 14, 1871. Horatio Hale, who made these ...
  • Red Jacket(Sagoyewatha)Belt
    ImageObject       Wampum belt giver to the Chiefs at Grand River to support a plea for neutrality in 1812. In June of 1812, Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga Chiefs living at Buffalo Creek came to a council at Grand River. Their motive was to secure a pledge of neutrality on behalf of all ...
    ImageObject     Wampum belt giver to the Chiefs at Grand River to support a plea for neutrality in 1812. In June of 1812, Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga Chiefs living at Buffalo Creek ...
  • Chiefs of the Six Nations at Brantford, Canada, explaining their wampum belts to Horatio Hale September 14,1871.
    Image       Chiefs of the Six Nations at Brantford, Canada, explaining their wampum belts to Horatio Hale September 14,1871. Image shows (Left to Right) Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief; George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, Government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chief, hereditary keeper of ...
    Image     Chiefs of the Six Nations at Brantford, Canada, explaining their wampum belts to Horatio Hale September 14,1871. Image shows (Left to Right) Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief; George H. M. ...
  • War of 1812 Series : Haudenosaunee Historical Context War of 1812 Queenstown Heights
    TextPublication       Retrospective overview of the War of 1812, with a particular emphasis on the involvement of Native groups in the conflict.
    TextPublication     Retrospective overview of the War of 1812, with a particular emphasis on the involvement of Native groups in the conflict.
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