• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

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Wampum belt being presented at a ceremony.

Wampum was an important and sacred tool of communication used by many Indian tribes in the northeast. Each belt was specially woven so that each color, bead and pattern had a meaning. Similar to European documents, wampum formalized treaties and outlined trade agreements.