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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 years of democratic principles that we Indians shared with our newer brothers and sisters (including Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin who openly ackowledged that our contribution formed the basis of The Constitution.)
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. For more information write c/o of AFSC , 15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY 10003.
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