Between the two rows of purple beads are three rows of white beads. The first set of white beads is « peace, » the second row, « friendship, » and the third role, « forever. » If we reach together the path of life in peace and harmony, not only together, but with the whole circle of life – animals, birds, fish, water, plants, herbs, trees, stars, moon and thunder – we will live together in peace and harmony, and we will respect all these elements. If we take the path of life, because we have different paths and concepts, we will not legislate on others. We will not legislate to tell you what to do. You`re not going to make a law that tells me and my Peoplke what to do. The co-editors of the Journal of Early American History say that Tawagonshi`s written treatise is a forgery and would not have had the power of a treaty between sovereign nations in 1613, even if it were real. Onondaga Nation Chief Irving Powless Jr. presents the two-row wampum belt on the Onondaga Land Rights forum on the Syracuse Stage. Photo of Mike Greenlar Among the protocol established by the peacemaker, a few delegates were chosen, they went to Albany to meet with Dutch leaders to discuss our concerns. After a while, our leaders reached an agreement with the Dutch people, an agreement, while they would live in peace. A two-week canoe trip from Albany to New York will take place on July 28 to symbolize the separate but cooperative trails depicted in the two rows of purple beads used in the Wampumgurtel that registers the contract. They say that the contract probably did not end until 1621, after the founding of the WestIndia Company and the end of the Mohawk-Mohican war.
Travel by canoe-kayak campaign to raise awareness of contractual liability, Aboriginal rights and environmental concerns. The special edition was taken following an article from last year`s post-standard on two historians who, since 1987, have stated that the written contract was a forgery. Anthropologist William Starna and linguist Charles Gehring even contacted sponsors of the Two Row Wampum campaign last year to tell them that the contract they wanted to celebrate was a fake. In fact, there is no documentary evidence (including wampum, which is very fragile) of the initial negotiations of 1613. But, as Parmenter points out:  « The establishment of these two realities does not discredit the tradition of an agreement between the Dutch and Iroquois representatives, which later became the basis for Anglo-British and then American negotiations with the Iroquois, » write Paul Otto and Jaap Jacobs in the introduction.