Sounds as if you have the spokes for a disc brake wheel. All the hook ends on disc wheels face the outside of the wheel, while on drum wheels they alternate, inward and outward facing.
Basically drum brake spokes are bent at a 90 degree angle and disc spokes are on the order of 45 degrees.
I'll be stripping a front wheel next week. If you can't figure it out or can't get the right spokes and can afford to wait, I'll bundle them up and you can use what you need and ship the rest back.