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America with lakes of lucre, waves of wampum, a Superstorm Sandy of simoleons, a Hurricane Katrina of cash.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take blankets and beads to the Wyandots and watch them hang up white wampum.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
But wampum, like the race for whom it was made, was unable to hold its ground against the advancing civilization.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
The beads found in them are very like those which the barbarous Indians called wampum and used as money.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies|H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
He took off his head-dress and bracelets, both being of yellow leather edged with wampum, and presented them to Cartier.
As I embarked to return, he put the white wampum around my neck—a pledge of truth, my sweetheart, my Algonquin.
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Cultural definitions for wampum
Beads made from polished shells that some Native Americans once used as money and jewelry.