What does the word wampum mean?

Usage examples for wampum

  1. " A fine boy, Wampum is. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  2. " Me say 'em quickest," cried little Wampum. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  3. They put all kinds of silver trinkets on the head, and many belts of wampum or shell beads on it. – Stories of American Life and Adventure by Edward Eggleston