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Washington Covenant wampum belt.
18th c Native American Native American Applied Arts

NATIVE AMERICAN Anonymous (active )
c. 1789-1794
18th c
Shell of the quahog clam (Mercenaria mercenaria).
Beadwork
Native American
Wampum
United States
Albany. New York State Museum.
nam21092
The belt pledges peace between the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States and was either a a pledge of peace for the Canadnaigua Treaty of 1794 or another treaty of 1789.

Caption: Native American | Washington Covenant wampum belt. | 18 c | Native American | Native American

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