- George Washington
The longest wampum belt is the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty belt. This belt
is 6 feet long and composed of thirteen figures holding hands connected
to two figures and a house. The 13 figures represent the 13 States
of the newly formed United States of America. The two figures and the
house symbolize the Haudenosaunee. The two figures next to the longhouse
are the Mohawk (Keepers of the Eastern Door) and the Seneca (Keepers
of the Western Door).
President George Washington had this belt made to ratify a treaty with
the Haudenosaunee to end the quarrels between us. That together we shall
live in peace, friendship and forever.