• In colonial times, people sometimes wanted to come to America but didn’t have enough money for the boat fare. They would offer to work for seven years for anyone who would pay their way across the ocean. These workers were called indentured servants. Do you think they got a fair deal? Sadly, indentured servitude still exists in many third world countries today. For example an adult who cannot pay back a loan or other debt may promise to work off the debt by working without pay for a number of years. • People were making counterfeit (fake) money long before today…. Genuine wampum beads were made from different types of shells. But, Europeans made counterfeit wampum from glass. In 1872 an Irish captain, David Dean O’Keefe, quarried his own Yap stones using dynamite and other western technology. Because they were not made in the traditional way, many argued that his stones were counterfeit. Cocoa beans were used as money during the Aztec empire. They were so valued that some dishonest merchants actually made counterfeit beans out of clay!