Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Espera DeCorti (Iron Eyes Cody) Apr 3 1904-Jan 5 1999
Native Long Island:
The early native Americans were members of the Algonquin tribe which were broken into thirteen communities on Long island.
Each community had its own Sachem or leader.
Two of the 1600's great Sachems were Wyandanch aka crimedanch of the Montauks and Tackapausha of the Massapequas.
1.Canarsies (fenced place) now Brooklyn/Jamaica
2.Rocaways (sandy land) now Rocaway beach
3.Matinecocks (hilly land) now Flushing, Glen Cove, Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington
4.Massapequas (great waterland) now Seaford to Islip also occuping Bethpage.
5.Merricks (plains country) now Merrick
6.Secatogs (black or colored land) now Eastport and Bridgehampton
7.Nissaquoges (clay country) now Nissaquoge to Stony Brook
8.Setaukets (land at the mouth of the river) now Stony Brook to Wading River
9.Unkechaugs (land beyond the hill) now Patchogue to Westhampton
10.Corchaugs (principal place) now Wading River to Orient Point
11.Manhassets (island sheltered by islands)now Shelter Island,Ram Island, Hog Island
12.Shinnecocks (level land) now Westhampton to Easthampton
13.Montauks (fortified place) now East Hampton to Montauk Point. Thier chief was the grand chief of all the Algonquins.