EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAMPUM
This was beautifully decorated with belts of wampum from the waist upward.
The young man saw that it was of the same stuff as the wampum which he had in his bosom.
Wampum was used for ornament and in treaty-making, but not as currency.
They give my Injun, pipe, wampum, and powder horn with carving on it for you.'
If you love your women and children, receive the belt of wampum I present you.
A solemn smoking of pipes, passing of wampum, feasts and dances.
But wampum strings and belts subserved other equally important uses.
The wampum was a pledge of their sincerity, and white an emblem of purity and of faith.
Wampum played an important part in religious as well as civil ceremonies.
The Dutch succumbed to superior force, but wampum still held its own.
1630s, shortened from wampumpeag (1620s), from Algonquian (probably Narragansett) wanpanpiak "string of white (shell beads)," from wab "white" + ompe "string" + plural suffix -ag.