07 April 2014

Money Monday #2 - 100 Wampum note from 1967

100 Wampum bill from the Canandaigua branch - Six Nations Treasury in 1967

After the execution of the ringleaders of the failed revolution in the American colonies the British Empire made changes in its dealings with the colonists. More and more attention of the King was spent on developing the new world. The British would dominate all of North America before too long.

The French decided to ignore the Americas and sold Louisiana to the British. They used the money and new goodwill with their rival to expand into India and Egypt.

The British began to use their military to conquer native lands, but instead of adding them directly to the empire and expanding white colonization they established principalities of natives to rule over the land under British supervision. The Native Americans were treated more like the natives of India in the OTL. Political and Economic development was controlled from London which would eventually reap great benefits from this massive free trade zone.

One of the native countries that grew close ties to the British Crown was the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederation. Given their proximity to the original colonies and early adoption of a number of European technologies they grew to be a strong industrial center. With this strength and greater autonomy they would eventually develop their own currency. The British pound is still used for trade outside of the Six Nations, but inside the locals enjoy using their own money. By 2014 they have benefited more often than they have been hurt by the regional currency.

In the twentieth century the 100 Wampum bill features a portrait of Thayendanegea (aka Joseph Brant).

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