What is another word for wampum?

245 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ wˈampəm], [ wˈampəm], [ w_ˈa_m_p_ə_m]

Wampum is a term that refers to small cylindrical beads, typically made from quahog shells, that have been strung together and used as a form of currency or ornamentation by Native American tribes in the northeastern United States. There are a few different words that can be used as synonyms for wampum, including "peag", "suckauhock", and "wampumpeag". These words all refer to essentially the same thing - a type of bead made by Native American tribes from shells - but each has its own nuances and regional associations. Regardless of the term used, wampum is an important symbol of Native American history and culture.

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    Usage examples for Wampum

    A box was placed in New Amsterdam, in the office of the secretary of the province, for the receipt of letters, and for all those capable of registry, three stivers in wampum were to be paid.
    "The Early History of the Colonial Post-Office"
    Mary E. Woolley
    I beg you to make known to the Five Nations the sincere gratification which I feel at finding that the practice of vaccination has been so universally received among their tribes, and proved so beneficial to them; at the same time, be pleased to assure them of the great thankfulness with which I received the belt and string of wampum, with which they condescended to honour me, and of the high estimation in which I shall for ever hold it.
    "Makers of Modern Medicine"
    James J. Walsh
    A buckskin shirt, leggings, and moccasins richly worked with beads; a wampum belt crossed his shoulder; a scarlet blanket hung at his back, its folds displaying a figure which, in its youth, must have been superb.
    "The White Squaw"
    Mayne Reid

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