When newcomers from Europe started arriving in what is now North America, First Nations people already living here saw that they would need some kind of agreement that set out rules to keep the peace. Guswentha, or the Two-Row Wampum Treaty, was one of the first. This wampum belt — sometimes called a living Treaty — has two rows of dark purple shells, one for the Haudenosaunee and one for the Dutch. They travel on different but equal paths in peace, neither interfering with the other. The three rows of white shells stand for respect, peace and friendship. It was created in 1645. The Haudenosaunee used the same concepts when making Treaties with the French and the English in the early 1700s.