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wampum

(ˈwɑmpəm)
n. money. (From an American Indian word.) I don’t have enough wampum to swing the deal.
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The space "between the two vessels" represented by the Guswenta, the Two Row Wampum, represents "friendship and peace, forever.
A wampum belt craft project that is suitable for camps can be found on the Home School Life Journal website at http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.
Inspired by the Two Row Wampum, Great Law, and "two arrows bound together," the Brant Memorial is one special place for considering what it may mean to recover new peaceful ways of reconciling and renewing relations.
We are off--a flotilla to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum, an epic journey to reclaim, and spread, its message.
The many images of wampum belts are welcome, but the multiple economic, political, diplomatic, and spiritual dimensions of wampum receive rather cursory attention; less than one page of examples constitutes the "special consideration" given to Indian diplomacy (3, 81-82).
This volume explores the White Dog Sacrifice, a ritual performed by the Five Nations Iroquois after 1800 that involved a sacrifice and cremation of one or two white dogs to carry away the sins of native believers, as well as wampum beads for ornamentation.
The Kashwenta is also referred to as the Two Row Wampum Treaty--an agreement of parallelism with which to guide Canadian--Aboriginal realtions (Muller, 2007).
Meantime, the Manitoba Museum hosted an exhibit of wampum beads, beading lessons and examples, and the original treaty medal and treaty coat from the signing of Treaty 5 at Berens River, 21 September 1885.
Coming from two worlds, brought together by this river, they forged a covenant chain of peace, friendship, and perpetuity, embodied in the Two Row Wampum.
But the title page is illustrated with a black-and-white drawing of a wampum belt, that is, a belt of beads made from shell.
Pequot ambassadors ducked continual English demands to turn over the killers, probably believing that the wampum accepted by the English during negotiations was sufficient to settle the death.
American Indians used to carry around strings of clam shells to use as money, which they called wampum.
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In this, the film recalls the story of the Two-Row Wampum, a story that describes a spiritual dilemma that still speaks to many Native Americans today.
While the argument linking wampum to landscape is solid, the conclusion that its importance "emerges when considered within the consequences of the wartime reorientation of spatial understanding" (68) falls short when we consider, as Larabee acknowledges, that Ford wrote the novel for the most part before the war.