Definition of Sewan
1. seawan [n -S] - See also: seawan
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sewan
Literary usage of Sewan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chief of the Pilgrims: Or, the Life and Time of William Brewster, Ruling by Ashbel Steele (1857)
"Hist. The purple was of twice the value Coll., viii. 122, 123. of the white. A fathom of this 10 This sewan, Wampum, or stringed money was valued at ..."
2. Scheyichbi and the Strand: Or, Early Days Along the Delaware ; with an by Edward Smith Wheeler (1876)
"To test sewan, the Indians drew the strings of beads deftly across their noses; ... The sewan was used not only as currency, but as jewelry and material for ..."
3. Chief of the Pilgrims: Or, The Life and Time of William Brewster by Ashbel Steele (1857)
"There, too, was first made known to them, shortly after, that new medium of trade in place of money, the noted " sewan" or " Wampum,"10 which proved to be ..."