Wampum belt to be displayed on Mohawk Nation Reservation

An American Indian wampum belt of the Iroquois Confederacy is being brought to the Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York.

The belt was brought by canoe Saturday from a Mohawk cultural center on the Canadian side of the reservation to the American side of the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, which straddles the St. Lawrence River. The blue & purple wampum belt with animal and human figures will be housed at the Akwesasne Museum in Hogansburg.

The belt is believed to date to between 1760 and 1780, a period that encompasses the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, when the Mohawk and other Iroquois tribes played a key role in the fight for control of North America.

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0 Responses to Wampum belt to be displayed on Mohawk Nation Reservation

  1. Rob Snyder says:

    These stories always impress me. I’m glad the belt finally made its way back home. Thanks for sharing! Dr. Oz

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