seawan

Related to seawan: Sewan, seawant, peag

seawan

(ˈsiːwən) or

sewan

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) shell beads, usually unstrung, used by certain North American Indians as money; wampum
[C18: from Narraganset seawohn loose]
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NW Cascade RV Repair LLC, 8357 Seawan Place, Blaine, 604075962
Seawan or seawant was also the name of Indian shell money, of which there were two kinds as above mentioned--wompam, white; and Suckanhock, (from sucki) black.
One of Governor Minuit's successors fixed, by placard, the price of the "good splendid seawan of Manhattan" at four for a stuyver.
Here the aboriginal money circulated,--[begin strikethrough]strings[end strikethrough] of [begin strikethrough] [illegible][end strikethrough] small polished shells, some white, some black [begin strikethrough][illegible][end strikethrough] strung on the sinews of small animals; the money called Seawan, or Seawant.
Aaron Healey, Philip Wild, Sam Lewis, Dominic Carroll, Anthony Smith, Kenny Sanghu, Seawan Patel, Amandeep Maukoo, Andrew Timms, Joe McKenna, Chris Haider, Michael Whitlow, George Skelton (front) William Knight, Jamie Cozeus, Matthew Smith, Liam Kavanagh, Philip Catherall, Conor Jones, James Vallance, Robin White, Geoff Easton' D33260_5 UNDER 19 NETBALL (back row, left to right).