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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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Wampum belts are made with quahog clam shells which are the purple or black, and whelk shells which are white.
Wampum is a Narragansett word for white shell beads; they come in primarily two colors, white and purple, and from whelk and quahog shells.
Already a hobbyist, Maracle found the wampum belts occupying his thoughts after the repatriation of several belts in 1988.
The silver sword and wampum belts tell a story of broken trust and betrayal from 1761 to the present time.
After the English conquest of New Amsterdam when the supply of wampum was at its lowest and its value advanced some 400 percent, it was recorded that "one Frederick Phillipse the richest Miin Heer in that place was said to have whole hogsheads of Indian money or wampum.
and Wampum, Pa), the most certifications received in 2008 by a U.
Oral tradition fits into a tapestry that includes primary historical documents, books and articles written by academics, songs, places, and wampum belts are powerful evidence, Williams wrote.
to announce the filing, bringing with them the original wampum belt U.
A wampum belt records alliances, events, or treaties and may be presented in court as evidence, in much the same way as a paper contract.
Pauline Johnson), which doubles as the bridal suite; the Runners room; the Wampum room or the Jay Treaty room, to name a few.
According to Mastin, the pollution occurred while the quarry in Wampum, Pa.
Whitten says he does; and if he's right then racing could be on the brink of an error that would make us look bigger mugs than the Indians who parted with Manhattan for a few beads and wampum.
Alice Mathias, an Ojibway woman in her fifties, was at Dundas Square with a friend who was draped with the distinctive purple and white wampum flag.
VISUALS: Onondaga and other Haudenosaunee leaders in traditional dress, ceremonially displaying the original 1794 wampum belt commissioned by President George Washington.
Artist Arnold Jacobs, wampum beader Ken Maracle and leather designer Eva Williams were among the vendors.