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