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Wampum

On the Atlantic Coast
The tribe
Worshipped
The wampum
Couch shell beads
White for peace
Some say Hiawatha
Made the first
Wampum belt
Some say it was
An Iroquois girl
Some say Rosary beads
Are wampum
Buy your soul
Wear the beads

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