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    Wampum
      US - Northeast
    Since they had no writing system, the Iroquois depended upon the spoken word to pass down their history, traditions, and rituals. As an aid to memory, the Iroquois used shells and shell beads. The Europeans called the beads wampum, from wampumpeag, a word used by Indians in the area who spoke Algonquin languages.
    Wampum Belt
    Iroquois US - Northeast
    George Washington Covenant Belt (Reproduction) - The original Washington wampum belt is most often identified with the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, which pledged peace between the United States and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. However it was probably a gift to the Iroquois Confederacy from the United States at a treaty signing in 1789.




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