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To most people a wampum belt means any beaded belt made by Indians. Glass beads were introduced by white traders, and with these the Indian people did beautiful embroidery work. Before the introduction of glass beads, embroidery work was made with porcuĀ­pine quills. The long hair from the bell or chin whiskers of moose was also used. With the introduction of the crude glass bead, the far more artistic porcupine quill and moose hair embroidery became a lost skill.

The Circle Wampum

The Circle Wampum fashioned with fifty strings, which depicts the constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy. The fifty strings represent the fifty "Roiianer" of the Confederacy. (Roiianer sometimes translated into english meaning lord, or chief.)

The Great Ever-growing Tree Belt

This belt is the widest belt known. It represents an ever-growing tree. It is provided thus: I am Dekanawidah and with the Five Nations Confederate Chiefs I plant the Tree of The Great Peace. I plant it in your territory, Adadarho, and the Onondaga Nation, in the territory of you who are The Firekeepers.

The Friendship belt

The Friendship belt records a sequence of treaties made with the Dutch, French and English, and also the Thirteen Colonies (U.S.) in early times. The treaties were covenants made between the native people, Onkwehonwe (Mohawk), Ogwehoweh (Cayuga), and the white man Raseron:ni (Mohawk), Hahnyo:oh (Cayuga) pledging their friendship of peace forevermore. From time to time they should polish their covenant…

The Two Row Wampum Treaty Belt

This is demonstrated in wampum belts, treaties or agreements drawn between two or more parties. The Two Row Wampum belt gives an accurate portrayal of what it means to coexist with nature. It comes from the Haudenosaunee peoples and is considered the Grandfather of all belts because there is no end to it.