By: Beth Zimowski
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The Haudenosaunee used them to record
important events, such as deaths or peace
treaties
When the Europeans arrived, they began
using wampum as money
 The
Hiawatha Belt
 The Two Row Wampum
Belt
 The George Washington
Belt
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Represents the Original Five Nations
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Represents a treaty of peace between the
Haudenosaunee and the Dutch settlers
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Represents the alliance between the United
States and the Haudenosaunee
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The Onondaga Nation are
known as the keepers of the
wampum.
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As long as a messenger carried a
wampum string or belt, everyone
knew that the messenger’s words
were true and could be trusted.
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Wampum belts’ beads were made of
shells, usually quahog clam shells
Two colors were mainly used:
White and Purple