Photographs (left to right): All Letchworth State Park, New York

Wampum Belt Archive


Mohawk Covenant Belt

(also called the Two Row or Two Path Belt)

Original - NMAI Cat. #175205.000

Original Size:







Cordage on leather.


This is a covenant belt and was an early treaty belt with the English, the agreement being that both parties should travel by separate but parallel paths (the two stripes of purple beads), the Indian by canoe and the white man by his boat, neither interfering with the other except in the case of murder or robbery. Brantford Reserve, Ontario, Canada


National Museum of the American Indian.