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.


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.