Treaties in Historical Context

Document 1: Dish with One Spoon Treaty (c. 1500 – present)

Photography of “Dish with One Spoon Wampum”. Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1812 Exhibit, www.archaeologymuseum.ca/wampum/


The Dish with One Spoon Wampum symbolizes the sharing of the land and resources in the lower Great Lakes between Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. A replica of the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt appears in the top left of this image.