Noun(1) informal terms for money(2) small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency
(1) Federal negotiators, in turn, received wampum , pipes, and sometimes weapons.(2) From the early 1620s, coastal Indians supplied wampum (sacred shell beads, polished and strung in strands, belts, or sashes) to Dutch traders who exchanged it with inland natives for beaver pelts.(3) A wampum of dark color signaled a serious purpose, sadness, or perhaps great political importance.(4) strings of wampum(5) a belt consisting of thousands of wampum(6) Wampum was American Indian bead money, and the purple interior of the quahog shell was used for high-denomination wampum .(7) Three beads of wampum separating the two purple rows symbolize peace, friendship and respect.
1. wampumpeag ::
2. peag ::
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