The center symbol represents Onondaga. Here the peacemaker planted the
Tree of Peace. Under this tree the leaders buried their weapons of war
beneath it. Then the Peacemaker set forth a method for the Haudenosaunee
to gather as one to think about decisions concerning the Haudenosaunee.
The Peacemaker set the council fire at Onondaga. At Onondaga is where
the nation leaders will meet. He then used the symbolism of the longhouse
in the belt. To the west, he named the Senecas as our Western Doorkeepers
and the east the Mohawks the Keepers of the Eastern door. As for the
Onondagas, he named them the Firekeepers. They are entrusted ensure that
the council fire of the Haudenosaunee continues on.