Framed print of Iroquois Wampum Belt by Amerinda - 25.5 x 21 inches.
"Before the ideas of inalienable rights, liberty, and democracy were strung together in words, they were strung together in beads made of shells in this Iroquois Confederacy Wampum Belt.
It represents 1,000 of democratic principles that we Indians shared with our newer brothers and sisters (Including Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin who openly acknowledged in speeches and in writing that our contribution formed the basis of The Constitution).
We shared our belief that leaders should represent and serve the people. Which was a startling belief in a world of kings and queens.
We shared what we call, The Great Law, which is the natural law of human dignity that precedes and underlies all other laws.
Even, We The People began as an ancient Indian phrase.
And it's important to the pursuit of all our happiness that We The People now means, and continues to mean, We, All of Us, Who Are Americans."
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