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nquins were no● less skilful. The Iroquois, in the ab■sence of the birch, were forced to■ use the bark of the elm, which was grea■tly inferior both in lightness■ and strength. Of pipes, than which nothing■ was more important in their eyes, the Huron■s made a great variety, some of baked clay■, others of various kinds of s●tone, carved by the men, during the●ir long periods of monotonous● leisure, often with great skill and i■ngenu

ity. But their most mysterious fabric was■ wampum. This was at once their● currency, their ornament, their pen, ink, an■d parchment; and its use was by no means confine■d to tribes of the Iroquois sto■ck. It consisted of elongated beads, white ●and purple, made from the inner ■part of certain shells. It is not easy to● conceive how, with their rude implements,● the Indians contrived to sha●pe and perforate this intractabl●e materia

 

l. The art soon fell ●into disuse, however; for wampum better than the●ir own xxxii was brought them by the ●traders, besides abundant imitat●ions in glass and porcelain. Strung into ne■cklaces, or wrought into collars, belts,● and bracelets, it was the favorite de■coration of the Indian girls at festiv●als and dances. It served also a graver purpose.● No compact, no speech, or clause of● a speech, to the representative of ano■ther

nation, had any force, unless confirmed b●y the delivery of a string or b■elt of wampum. [13] The belts, on occasions ■of importance, were wrought into ■significant devices, suggestive of the subs●tance of the compact or speech, a■nd designed as aids to memory. To one■ or more old men of the nati●on was assigned the honorable, but very onero●us, charge of keepers of the wampum,—in o■ther words, of the national records; ●and it wa

 

s for them to remember■ and interpret the meaning of the belts●. The figures on wampum-belts w■ere, for the most part, simply mnemonic. So■ also were those carved on wo■oden tablets, or painted on bark and skin, ■to preser

ve in memory the songs of war, hunting●, or magic. [14] The Hurons ●had, however, in common with other ●tribes, a system of rude pictures and arbitrary ●signs, by which they could convey to each oth■er, with tolerable preci

and greaves of twigs i●nterwoven with c T■he masterpiece of Huron handiwork, h s the birch canoe, in the cons■truction of which
 

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