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What is Wampum?

This video, filmed on location at the Onondaga Nation School in Onondaga Nation, focuses on the history and purposes of wampum and wampum belts in the Haudenosaunee culture. Also included is a description of the Hiawatha Belt and its symbolism. This video accompanies New York State Education Department ELA curriculum module 4M1A.

Dehowӓhda⋅dih - Bradley Powless, Eel Clan
Warisose - Jonaca Thornton, Snipe Clan