Definition of Seawan. Meaning of Seawan. Synonyms of Seawan

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Definition of Seawan

Seawan Sea"wan, Seawant Sea"want, n. The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money. Note: Seawan was of two kinds; wampum, white, and suckanhock, black or purple, -- the former having half the value of the latter. Many writers, however, use the terms seawan and wampum indiscriminately. --Bartlett.

Meaning of Seawan from wikipedia

- venison can be obtained that is fat and fine; about 3, 4, or 5 hands of seawan for a deer. They would be glad to exchange deer for milk or butter. The...