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Wampum Belt Archive

 

Five Nations War Belt

 

Hamell Reproduction

 

Original:

Unknown

Reproduction:

Length: 56.5 inches. Width: 7.5 inches. Length w/fringe: 82.5. Rows wide: 15. Columns 339.

Beads:

Polymer. 5,085 beads

Materials:

Warp: Deer Leather. Weft: Artificial Sinew

Description:

War BeltĀ 
Any belt could be used as a war belt by painting it red. This certain wampum belt of black background beads shall be the emblem of the authority of the Five War Chiefs to take up the weapons of war and join forces with their men to resist invasion. This shall be called a war in defense of the territory.

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