seawant


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seawant

(ˈsiːwɒnt)
n
the Native American name for silver coins and, formerly, the shell beads used as currency
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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.
The Seawant was also [begin strikethrough]used a[end strikethrough] disposed on the red man's person, as an ornament A belt of it [begin strikethrough][illegible][end strikethrough] called wampum and bore