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Background Wampum (originally called Wampumpeag) are traditional shell beads of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of the indigenous people of North America. Wampum was the first currency used in the American colonies and remained in use until the early 1700’s. We use the term “Wampum” in honor of the Wampanoag and Narragansett people who helped Roger Williams and some other liberty…