I learned that "wampum" means "beads; money." Does "heap" go together with "big" then, as an intensifier? context: ". . . sell any number of 'heap big wampum' style artefacts" in Stephen Fry in America. Edit. More context: "The Cherokee are regarded by many as the most prosperous of the Native American peoples, the tribe that seems most successfully to have adapted to the conditions enforced upon them since the arrival of Europeans all those years ago. Its chiefs have been heads of petroleum companies and have chosen a path of greater integration than other Indian nations. Nonetheless the reservation I drive through, including the town of Cherokee itself, is not embarrassed to sell any number of 'heap big wampum' style artefacts."