bullet Squaw Sachem Alive on 21 Jun 1675.(199) She is called simply Squaw Sachem of “Narrouganset” in the warning delivered to the Naraganset by the Council of Massachusetts against taking up with Philip or participating in any “treacherous conspiracy”


bullet Squidrayset (Scitterygusset) Alive in Around Saco.(200) This is the man who ostensibly killed one Walter Bagnall, for which Manatahqua was hanged. The records seem to agree that Bagnall deserved his fate whereas Manatahqua did not. Squidrayset was the first sachem who deeded landin Falmouth, Maine. He is believed he was sachem of the aucocisco tribe who inhabited between the Androscoggin and Saco rivers. [from Lewis, Colonial Main Hist. Soc, Drake reference]

bullet Tahanedo Sagamore Alive on 4 Jun 1605 in Pemaquid, MA. (201) He is among those Indians deceived and captured by Captain George Weymouth to be brought to England. Captured with him were Amoret, Skicowaras, Manedo, Saffacomet, spelled variously.

bullet Tahattawan was also known as Tahattawants, Attawan, Attawanee, Ahatawanee. (202) Sachem of Musketaquid, since Concord, and a supporter and propagator of Christianity among his people. He was known as an honest and upright man.

Children were: John Tahattawan, ? Tahattawan.

bullet? Tahattawan was She is called his eldest daughter.(203) She married the celebrated Waban. Parents: Tahattawan .

bullet John Tahattawan died about 1670.(204) He Alive.(205) Drakes says he lived at Sashoba,where he was a chief ruler of the praying Indians–a deserving Indian. Parents: Tahattawan.

Children were: John Tahattawan, Naanashquaw Tahattawan.

bulletJohn Tahattawan died.(206) Killed in his wigwam by white ruffians. Parents: John Tahattawan and daughter of John.

bullet Naanashquaw Tahattawan Alive.(207) Parents: John Tahattawan and daughter of John.

bulletTatamumaque Alive in 1668.(208) He joins Philip in a sale to several English land adjacent to Pocanoket. He was also known as Cashewashed.(209)

bullet Tatuckamna Alive in 1671.(210) He also refuses submission to Plymouth along with his brother. Parents: Tolony and Awashonks.

bullet Tisquantum Alive in 1605 in Pemaquid – New England Coast. (211) He was one of the five taken by Captain Hunt in 1605. He Alive in 1614 in Plymouth, MA.(212) Squanto was among those 27 Indians captured by Thomas Hunt, under the command of Captain John Smith, in the area of Patuxet (Later Plymouth) and sold into slavery. He apparently did so without authority and was later severely censured by Smith who calls it a “vile” act and “ever after kept him from employment in those part.” Another account mention within this article says 20 of the Natives were from Patuxet, seven from Nauset, since Eastham.

He Alive in 1619 in England.(213) Tisquantum or Squanto is, of course, the famous Native who first greeted the Pilgrims and thereafter remains an invaluablel link in Native American & Early Colonial communications

Sketches Of The Early History of Middleborough. By earlier name was called Namasket (varius spellings, i.e. Nummamaskaquyt).

Tisquantum (Squanto) came with Captain Dermer of Plymouth, New England, being dispatched in the Spring of 1619 on a fishing expedition by Sir Ferdinando Gorges in behalf of the Council of New England.

He is mentioned as being one of those “seized and carried to England by the notorius Hunt.” Squanto lived for some time in England with a Merchant, Mr. John Slanie of Cornhil,l before being sent back to New England as follows. In a letter back to England, Dec. 27 1619, Dermer says: “When I arrived at my Savage’s native country*, finding all dead, I travelled alongst a day’s journey to a place called Nummastaquyt, where finding inhabitants I dispatched a messenger a day’s journey further West to Pokanokit which bordereth on the sea: wence came to see me two kings . . .” Dermer subsequently sets sail for Virginia leaving “Squanto” at Sawahquatok.

A footnote references Squanto’s native country as being “Patuxet, now Plymouth” and both the Bradford and Winslow Journal, as Well as Young’s Chronicle of the Pilgrims. He was living in 1621 in Plymouth, MA. (214) Squanto, as is well known, became interpreter for the English at Plymouth. He died in Nov 1622 in Manamoie (Chatham) MA. (215)(216) On an expedition in search of provisions to Chatham in the company of Bradford, “Squanto falls sick of a fever,” according to Governor Bradford, saying he was bleeding much of the nose and here dies within a few days. With some notes of a few “aberrations” he is universally lamented by the colony.

Drake says he died December, 1622. He was also known as Squanto, Squantum. (217) By then also known as Squanto, who became interpreter for the English. In 1621 Squanto was said to have been captured by Corbitant, and the Plymouth men sent Miles Standish to rescue him, or in the event of his death, kill Corbitant and bring back his head. Squanto, however, was found at Namasket, and the inference seems to be that he had abandoned his English association, at least temporarily. Hobbamock who had also been captured escaped earlier and ostensibly returned to tell the Colonists of Squanto’s capture. Squanto returns to Plymouth, but is soon apparently invloved in frightening the colonists with news of Massasoits intent to do them harm. It seemed that this was found to be entirely false and was a source of embarassment to Massasoit and the colonists alike. He was thenceforth considered somewhat errant but imperative to the wellbeing of the colonists.

bullet Tokamahaman Alive 1621 July in Plymouth, MA.(218) (219) He is mentioned as being sent by letter from Winslow’s group to Namasket for food. He is also mention as Squanto”s “special friend” who in June, 1621 undertook a voyage to Nauset in search of John Billington who was lost in the woods. Mentioned early in the Annals of Plymouth, but briefly as being sent from Plymouth to Namasket, he is later to be found in Namasket with Tisquantum, he Tisquantum, having apparently left the English and aligning himself with Corbitant. It is obvious Tisquantum returns to “the fold” however, for he and Hobbamock are soon found in April of 1622 in the company of Miles Standish for a second voyage to the “Massachusetts.”

Tokamohamam is he who brought the challenge from Canonicus, Sachem of the Narragansets to the colonists in the form of number of arrows wrapped in rattlesnake’s skin, the response to which was the snake skin filled with powder and ball by the English with the message that they desired to live in peace with the Sachem.

bullet Tokamona Alive in 1671.(220) Brother to Awashonks, subsequently killed by the Naragansetts.

bullet Tolony Alive in 1671.(221) He is said to agree with her decision of submission, but her control over her tribe seemed to be fragile. He was also known as Waweyewet.(222) Source says from a deed of 1674, her husband’s name appears as this. Baylies’ New Plymouth iv. 53.

He was married to Awashonks .(223) Children were: Mamanewa, Tatuckamna.

bullet Tousauem (Totoson) Alive in 1675 in Darthmouth, MA. (224) He was among Phillip’s warriors who attacked Dartmouth. He died in 1676/77.(225) survived King Philip’s death, son of the celebrated chief “Sam Barrow,” a great captain of Phillip but destroyed by Mr. Church and his mixed company of English and Indians. The date is not given.

bullet Tuspaquin was living about 1662 in Titicut, MA.(226) Land conveyences to the colonists. He died in Sep 1676 in Plymouth, MA.(227) (228) He survived Philips death, and under the entreaty of Captain Church who promised him and his family safety, he surrendered at Plymouth. Captain Church being absent, he was immediately tried and executed. He was also known as Tispacan, Watuspaquin, “Black Sanchem”. (229) Called distinguished Chieftan (Sachem) of the Assowampsett, (Assowomset) also the Black Sachem by the English.

Children were: William Watuspequin, Benjamin Tuspaquin.

bulletBenjamin Tuspaquin Alive.(230) Lakeville Genealogy: son of Tuspaquin, was born at a date unknown at the present time. He was somewhat distinguished as a warrior, and had a piece of his jaw shot off in battle. He married an Indian named Weecum. He died suddenly while sitting in his wigwam, having just before complained of feeling faint. he served the English in Capt. James Church’s company. Parents: Tuspaquin and Amie.

He was married to Weecum. Children were: Esther Tuspaquin, Hannah Tuspaquin, Mary Tuspaquin, Benjamin Tuspaquin.

bullet Benjamin Tuspaquin Alive.(231) Married Mercy Felix of Middleborough, that part now Lakeville. Parents: Benjamin Tuspaquin and Weecum.

He was married to Mercy Felix.

bullet Esther Tuspaquin Alive.(232) Born at unknown date m. Tobias Sampson; they had no children. Tobias was a “praying Indian, and according to tradition preached at his home, then Freetown, now Easst/Fall River. His home, by tradition, became known as the “Indian College.” Parents: Benjamin Tuspaquin and Weecum.

bullet Hannah Tuspaquin Alive.(233) m. an Indian named Quam and had two children. Hope, never m; taught school at what is called Indian Town in Fall River. A son John, according to tradition, never married and was lost at sea. Parents: Benjamin Tuspaquin and Weecum.

bullet Mary Tuspaquin Alive.(234) m. Isaac Sissel and had three children: Mercy, Mary and Arbella. Two of the children died in Infancy. Parents: Benjamin Tuspaquin and Weecum.

bullet Unknown Alive in 1622 in Plymouth, MA.(235) In April or May of 1622, while Miles Standish was away from Plymouth on his second voyage to the “Massachusetts,” the English were distressed to hear from a wounded Native, noted as relative to Sqanto, that Massasoit, the “Nanohiggansetts” and Corbitan were planning an attack on the colonistst. Hobbamock’s was thence sent on a mission to Pokanet to privately determine the truth of the matter. Her name is not mentioned. Finding all is quite and without prevarication, she so relates same to the Plymouth men. Massasoit, offended at Tisquantum, firmly assures his intention to live up to the first articles of Peace.

She was married to Hobbamock unknown in unknown. (236) Of her we know practically nothing other than that she was sent to Pokanoket to gain intelligence from Massasoit who Squantum claimed was in alliance with others to destroy the English. [Drake 103}

bullet Unknown

He was married to unknown. Children were: Massasoit (Ousamequin) Sachem, Unkompoen (Akkompoin) Massasoit, Quadequina Massasoit.

bullet unknown

She was married to Unknown. Children were: Massasoit (Ousamequin) Sachem, Unkompoen (Akkompoin) Massasoit, Quadequina Massasoit.

bullet Wahgumacut Alive.(237) Very little is known of this Sachem except that he lived upon the Conneticut River and came to Boston in 1631 with a request to have some Englishmen come to plant in his country. The governor, however, dismissed him, doubting his sincerity which to the contrary might have been quite real as he perceived himself to be in constant danger from the Pequot. With him came an Indian called Jackstraw and Sagamore John. [Drake 113]

bullet Wampapaquan Alive in 1674.(238) Parents: Poggapanossoo.

bullet Josias Wampatuk Chikataubut owned Land in 1622 in Namasket, MA. (239) He conveys land bounded on one side by Nemasket River and the other by Tippacunucut River. She Alive in Aug 1644 in Titucut, MA. (240) A grant of land to the Titicut Indians by Josiah Wampatuck, confirmed on this date by the General Court of Plymouth. She died in 1668/69 in Middleborough, MA.(241) He was a minor in 1641, according to this reference to his death, and brought up by his uncle Kuchamakin or Cutshamekin, a sachem who resided at Neponset, within the bounds of Dorchester–according to Gookin. She died in 1669 in Middleborough, MA.(242) His death is said to have prevented the delivery of the “New Grant” of Dorchester in 1669, later obtained in 1670 from his brother, Squamaug. He died during an assault and ensuing retreat on Uncas. See notes. She was also known as Wampatuck, alisas Josiah Sagamore, the son of Chikataubut deceased.”.(243) After his father’s death apparently generally called Josias Chikatauut, under which name he sold to Dorchester the so called “New Grant” in 1666, promising a full deed in 1669. He is later called the Sachem of Mattakeesett or Pembroke. He was for a time a “Praying Indian” but soon turned apostate and separated from the Praying Indians. he is said here to have been a faithful friend to the English, to whom he made numerous and extensive grands of land in 1653 and 1668 in Scituate and vicinity and in 162 at Middleborough and other places in its neighborhood. On August 5, 1665 he gave a deed of Braintree.

In retribution for the slaying of some of his people by Uncas, a Mohawk, he raised some six or seven hundred men to invade the country of the enemy. Unsucessful, they were attacked as they returned home and Josiah with most of his Chief Captains and Sagamores (about 50 in all) were slain.

Gookin says of him “The chieftest general in this expedition was the principal sachem of Massachusetts, named Josiah, alias Chekataubutt, a wise and stout man of middle age, but a very vicious person,” and that “he was bred up by his Uncle Kuchamakin.” Parents: Chikataubut .

Children were: Jeremy Chikataubut.

bulletWanape (Manawet) Alive in 1614 in England.(244) Drake cites Ferdinando: “They [ Capt. Hobson] set sail in June, in Anno 1614 carrying with them Epenow, Assacomet and Wanape, another native of those parts sent me out of the Isle of Wight.”

bullet Wannalancet Alive about 1676 in Dover, MA.(245) Major Walderne, a trusted friend of the Pennacooks apparently in good faith gained their surrender, but the Massachusetts officers insisted on treating them all as prisoners of war, and he was obliged to send all save Wannalancet and his “relations,” down to Boston to be tried there by the Court, about two hundred in all. It is not said what became of him or his tribe.

bullet Watanom Alive in 1675 in Dartmouth, MA.(246) He is among those of Philip’s warriors who attacked Dartmouth.

bullet Watuckpoo Alive in 1666.(247) Philips grants him right to sell property, but it is not known where.

bullet William Watuspequin was living on 14 May 1675 in Middleborough, MA. (248)(249) He and his father sell land called Assowamset and Neck and adjoining aereas to John Thompson and others of Middleborough. He was also known as Mantowapuet. (250) [History Of The Town Of Lakedale, Indian Genealogy] He joined in the deeds of conveyance of lands under dates of July 17, 1669, June 10, 1670June 30, 1672, May 14, 1675, and others. He joined his father in a deed of land to an Indian named Felix, a son-in-law of John Sassamon. That deed was dated March ll, 1673 (O.S.) So far as can be learned, he never married. It is thought he lost his life in King Philip’s war, as he was alive up to May 14, 1675, and no mention is made of him after that date. Parents: Tuspaquin and Amie.

bullet Webcoit Alive in 1635.(251) As found in the history of Lynn. Webcoit was a powwow priest, or magical physicain, and was considered next in importance to Nanepashmet amoong the subject of that chief, after his death, according to Drake, as a matter of course, his widow took him to her bed. It does not appear, he continues, that he was either much respected of throught much of; especially by his wife, who seems to make no provision for him in the event she predeceased him. We hear of him in 1647 taking an active part in in the endeavors made by the English to Christianize his countrymen.

He was married to Squaw Sachem by 1635. (252)

bullet Weecum Alive.(253) Nothing more than her name is known at this point.

She was married to Benjamin Tuspaquin . Children were: Esther Tuspaquin, Hannah Tuspaquin, Mary Tuspaquin, Benjamin Tuspaquin.

bullet Weequequinequa

He was married to Namumpum before 1651 in Tiverton, RI.(254) She is noted to being married to him at this time.

bullet Wittuwamet Chieftan Alive in 1623 in Weymouth, MA.(255) (256) He and Peksuot and other sachems of the Massachusetts Indians designed to eliminate the troublesome Weston colony, but by so doing incurred the fear and which induced recrimination of the Plymouth colony who marched against him in March of 1623, led by Miles Standish. He died in Mar 1623 in Weymouth, MA.(257) (258) Standish and several men managed to get Wettuwamet, Peksuot and [Drake, 100] “another man, and a youth of some eighteen years of age, which was brother to Wittuwamat, “within a house, and locked the door. Standish managed to kill Wettuwamet in hand-to-hand combat. Peksuot and the other man were killed as well. Standish caused the youth to be hanged. Standish returned to Plymouth with the head of Wettuwamet.

bullet Chief Wonohaqueham died in 1633.(259) Dies of Small Pox

bullet Wootonekanuske Alive in 1664 in Mount Hope.(260) Her name appears on the deed in the sale of Mattapoiset. She Alive in 1668. (261) In the deed of quitclaim about New-Medows-Neck, the conveyance seems to represent the names of Philip and his wife as “Philip Nanuskooke.” She Alive in Jun 1675.(262) If this is the same wife, she is said to be with Philip at Mount Hope after the hostilities began. However she is not mentioned by name. She Alive about 1676.(263) About this time, or perhaps earlier, the date is not specifically mentioned, she and her young son are captured by the English under Church. It is not said what became of them in this accounting.

She was married to Pometacom Massasoit .(264)

Back to previous 50 names.

Return to Table of Contents