Traditionally Handcrafted Wampum Weaving

Four Nations Treaty Belt

(Early 1600's)

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Four Nations Treaty Belt

This is a small belt, but it served its purpose.  The photo above shows the first copy we made of this belt woven on buckskin.  Originals, as well as replicas we now make, are woven on twisted plant fibers.

The white borders represent the peace agreed upon by four coastal nations: Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, and Mik'Mak.  The dark background symbolizes the hostilities that previously existed between these nations.

Each of the four white triangles represents the wigwam of one of the four nations agreeing to peace.  Diamonds are often included to represent the four directions.  On this belt one diamond beside each of the nations' wigwams signifies that all people of each of these nations in all directions will honor the peace established.  The image in the center is the pipe of peace, smoked during council that no false words would invade their conversations.

Approximate
Weaving Size
Product
Number
Price Shpg
Pounds
 
1 7/8" x 8"
(5 cm x 20.5 cm)
OH006-P1 $ 49.00 .2  

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