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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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What is a wampum belt made of?

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

Why were wampum belts made?

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

Why is the Hiawatha belt is important to Hiawatha?

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 (

What are the characteristics of wampum belt?

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

What are the importance of wampum belts?

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
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What are the colors on a wampum belt?

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