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About Momauguin, Quinnipiac Grand Sachem, 1638

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The New Haven founders settled on land obtained under the terms of a treaty signed by Quinnipiac Grand Sachem Momauguin ("along with others of his council")[1] on what was the east side of the harbor, "between the water and the Saybrook fort."[2]

Kathi Forbes provided a reliable source for some information about him (see the G2G). See "Articles of Agreement between Theophilus Eaton, John Davenport, and Others and Momaugin, Sugcogsin, Quesaquauch, Caroughood, and Wesaucucke"; web content, The Native Northeast Portal. From this source, emphasis added, "Secondly, the said sachem, his council and company, amongst which there was a squaw sachem called Shampishuh, sister to the sachem" (Should that be interpreted as a "sister", genealogical speaking?)

Anne B. provided a reference as Atwater's History of the colony of New Haven pages 84, 88, 89, 318, 339. See Edward E. Atwater, History of the colony of New Haven to its absorption into Connecticut ( Meriden, Conn. : Journal Publishing Company, 1902), 84, 88, 89, 318, 339; digital images, Hathi Trust. Also, Charles J. Hoadly, "Indian Deeds of the Plantation of New Haven"' in Records of the colony and plantation of New Haven, from 1638 (Hartford : Printed by Case, Tiffany and company, 1857), 1, 5; digital images, Hathi Trust].

On a public workspace at dartmouth.edu, are listed the following references,

"1638 — Colonists from Massachusetts meet the Quinnipiac Indians"; web content, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut.

"Quinnipiac Indian Tribe Facts and History for Kids"; web content, The History Junkie

"Life of the Quinnipiac tribe," The Quinnipiac Chronicle (Quinnipiac University, students), ed. of November 28, 2002; web content, The Quinnipiac Chronicle

George Henry Nettleton, The book of the Yale pageant, 21 October 1916 (New Haven, Conn., Yale university press, 1916), 9-10; digital images, Hathi Trust. Might this be a script?

John W. Barber and by Lemuel S. Punderson, History and antiquities of New Haven, Conn ... (New Haven, Conn. : J.W. Barber and L.S. Punderson, 1870), 68; digital images, Hathi Trust.

Lucianne Lavin, Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples (Yale University Press, 2013); preview at google books, https://www.google.com/books/edition/Connecticut_s_Indigenous_Peoples/mPi7d2Y4C2UC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=Sachem%20Momauguin&pg=PA303&printsec=frontcover&bsq=Sachem%20Momauguin


  1. Without further reference, "Momauguin" in "Individuals of importance in Quinnipiac history" in "Quinnipiac"; web content, Wikipedia.
  2. Paul W. Prindle, "English Ancestry of Mr. Thomas Gregson of New Haven," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 127 (1973):167-77, 260-267; 128 (1974):65-73, 105-12, at 128 (1974):65; digital images by subscription, AmericanAncestors.

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