On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 01:25:26PM -0400, Gregory Haley wrote:
> > I have no idea why it's called Wampum though.
> It's an American term, derived from the some groups of the
> first indigenous people in America who refered to whatever
> was used for exchanges as "Wampum".  I'm not sure if this is
> historically accurate or part of the white's apocrypha
> regarding Native Americans.

Look at:


Wampum is beads. And the kolonists made that into money. But the Wampum
Generator was certainly named with the 'white' definition of the meaning of
the word.

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