America with lakes of lucre, waves of wampum, a Superstorm Sandy of simoleons, a Hurricane Katrina of cash.
In the old days she used to do it in one plait wound around with wampum.
If you love your women and children, receive the belt of wampum I present you.
It is taken from the middle portion of what is known as the Penn wampum belt.
It was the wampum which recorded their words and gave their pledge of sincerity.
Sh-me-ks-see, the Wolf; one of the Chiefs; his head curiously ornamented, and numerous strings of wampum on his neck.
But hides and furs were not the only articles which wampum purchased from the natives.
In the early days the usual fee was ƒ6 in wampum, paid over to the church funds.
Some of the northern Indian tribes resorted for this purpose to belts of wampum.
He seemed to remember such a wampum collar as the Long Arrow wore.
1630s, shortened from wampumpeag (1620s), from Algonquian (probably Narragansett) wanpanpiak "string of white (shell beads)," from wab "white" + ompe "string" + plural suffix -ag.
Beads made from polished shells that some Native Americans once used as money and jewelry.
Money; cash; bread
[1897+; short for Algonquian wampumpeag, ''beads made from quahog shells and used as money'']