Wampum Belts of the Iroquois
by Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden)

Wampum Belts, originally created from pieces of quahog shell and porcupine quills, are key elements of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) Confederacy. They were introduced at the founding of the Haudenosaunee over 1,000 years ago and are a key way that they recorded their history and important agreements to share with the generations to come.

Wampum Belts of the Iroquois tells the story of students at the Indian Way School of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation who present over four dozen authentic, bead-for-bead replicas of sacred Iroquois Wampum Belts and Strings, along with descriptions of the meaning of each piece and the greater instruction from the Peacemaker that accompanied the Belt.

Ages 9+, Softcover, 6x9, 96pp.,1999.