Photographs (left to right): All Niobara County, Wyoming

Wampum Belt Archive

Fort Harmar - Six Fires Belt

Clements Library, University Michigan, Michigan



Reproduction R. D. Hamell Feb. 12 2020


Original Size:

Rows: 8. Length: ?


Beaded Length: 26 inches. Width: 3.5 inches. Length with Fringe: 50 inches


Columns: 8. Rows 162. Polymer beads 1,296


Warp: Deer hide. Weft: Artificial sinew.


The Six Fires Belt refers to the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). The Treaty of Fort Harmar was supposed to address issues remaining since the 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix and the 1785 Treaty of Fort McIntosh; did little to change the existing terms.

Representatives of the Iroquois Six Nations, Wyandot, Delaware, Ottawa, Chippewa, Potawatomi and Sauk met with Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory, and other American leaders such as Josiah Harmar and Richard Butler.