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Wampum Belt Archive


Clan Unity Belt

From Tehanetorens (1999)

Reproduction (R. D. Hamell: Dec 12, 2007)

Original Size:

Length: 30.0 inches. Width 2.8 inches. Rows: 7. Columns: 198. Total beads: 1,386.


Beaded length: 35.0 inches. Width: 3.25 inches. Total length with fringe: 59.0 inches.


Rows: 198 by 7 beads wide. Total beads: 1,386.


Warp: Leather. Weave: artificial sinew.


“This belt was one of the Constitutional Memorials and signified the essential unity of the clans ‘who sat opposite each other about the Fire.' The white background signifies peace, unity, and friendship.” (Tehanetorens, 1999, p. 46).


Tehanetorens. 1999. Wampum Belts of the Iroquois. Book Publishing Company, Summertown, TN.