The #Hiawatha #wampum
belt is comprised of thirty-eight rows, with a heart represented by a great tree in the center. On either side there are two squares, all are connected with the heart by white rows of wampum. The belt is the symbol of unity among the five original Nations.
The first square on the right represents the #Mohawk
Nation, Keeper of the Eastern Door. The inner square on the right represents the #Oneida
Nation. The white tree of peace in the middle represents the #Onondaga
Nation. The Great Peace is lodged in the heart, meaning that the #Haudenosaunee
council fire is to burn at Onondaga, serving as the capitol of the Haudenosaunee. The inner square to the left of the heart represents the #Cayuga
Nation. The last square, the one furthest to the left represents the #Seneca
Nation, known as the Keepers of the Western Door.
The two lines extending from each side of the squares of the belt, from the Mohawk and Seneca Nations, represent a #pathofpeace
that other Nations are welcome to travel in order to take shelter beneath the Great Tree of Peace. #firstnations @first_nations_beauties @grandriverfilmfest #mavros #mavrosfreitag