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Many small beads are sewn together to form a belt. Wampum belts are used to commemorate great events, treaties, and laws. It is the beads, purple and white in color, made from the Cohag shell that gives us the color of our flag. The Hiawatha wampum belt is comprised of thirty-eight rows, with a heart represented by a great tree in the center. On either side there are two squares, all are connected with the heart by white rows of wampum. The belt is the symbol of unity among the five original Nations. The first square on the right represents the Mohawk Nation, Keeper of the Eastern Door. The inner square on the right represents the Oneida Nation. The white tree of peace in the middle represents the Onondaga Nation. The Great Peace is lodged in the heart, meaning that the Haudenosaunee council fire is to burn at Onondaga, serving as the capitol of the Haudenosaunee. The inner square to the left of the heart represents the Cayuga Nation. The last square, the one furthest to the left represents the Seneca Nation, known as the Keepers of the Western Door. The two lines extending from each side of the squares of the belt, from the Mohawk and Seneca Nations, represent a path of peace that other Nations are welcome to travel in order to take shelter beneath the Great Tree of Peace.
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The original meaning of the word "wampum" is "white strings [of beads]," but a wampum belt, despite its name, can contain any mixture of purple and white beads arranged in row…s. The beads, cylindrical and about 1/4th inch in length, are carved from shells. The shell of the quahog (hard clam) provides purple beads; the white come from the shell of the whelk. WAMPUMS RULE !
you draw a rectangle then do a checkerboard pattern line then color it the way you want remeber todraw the string on the end .
The wampum belt was used by the Iroquois for trade, to tell stories, etc.
-The Two Row Wampum Treaty -Wolf belt -Huron belt -Covanant belt
Wampum belts were made to help record events, pledges, ideas, contracts, or treaties among other nations. These things were all remembered by the wampum keeper which remembere…d the events by heart so he knew everything that was going on in the nations. This meant that there was one wampum keeper between one nation.
I don't think Hiawatha ever saw the Hiawatha belt. It is named after him though as he is credited with being the founder (or one of the founders) of the Iroquois Confederacy (…also known as the Haudenosaunee Confederacy or the Great League of Peace). The belt depicts the five nations of the Confederacy, linked by a white line symbolizing the Great League.
The characteristics of a wampum belt is it is made out of white and purple beads and made of certain kinds of seashell's. Each string or belt holds a different message. The us…e of wampum stings or belts suggested the seriousness of the message and the sincerity of whoever made it. A wampum keeper was responsible for caring for the wampum and reading it. The reader would pass this hand over top of it ,bead by bead using the texture top remind him of the event or treaties it recorded. Wampum keepers were chosen by the clan they trained at a young age younger then 12 to remember the information on the belts and tell it in a dramatic and poetic way. Iroquois women made the wampum belts.
On the hiawatha belt Oneida is represented by the second square from the right. From left to right seneca(western door), cayuga, onondaga, oneida, then mohawk(eastern door).
It tells history using symbols, these are sewn by women.
The importance of wampum belts is that they were used by the Iroquois nations (Mohawk,Seneca,Cayuga,Onondaga,and the oneida,) to represent their history , treaty confirmations… and much more they were made out of small cylinder beads and were used to design the illustration wampum belts recorded the path of peace between all the nations the Tuscarora joined years after so they are not on th belt
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To symbolize what the people were like. Whom ever wore what kind of wampum belt.
The Iroquois used wampum belts to tell things about the past. They were also used to remind people of the Great Peace.
A wampum belt is a belt that is made from strings of shell beads. The beads are made from shells that can only be found along Long Island Sound and the Narragansett Bay. The c…olors can vary depending on the shell, but are traditionally white.