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The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee

This Research Guide is a companion to the Sound Beat: Access Audio series "The Land You’re On: Acknowledging the Haudenosaunee".

The Wampum Brief

Discussion of wampum's purpose and importance, and an 1898 Plaintiff's brief in which the Onondaga attempted to regain these materials from the State of New York. This episode is the third of three centered around items from the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries.

Description of Wampum

George Washington and Wampum Belts

Wampum Bill of Sale between Onondaga and the University of the State of New York