I am close to putting the main pieces of the puzzle together – will be years of work ahead to connect all the true lineages (do them as I research them) it is down to the Narragansett‘s and the Brothertown Tribes (Great James married a Narragansett and their daughter Janey was with a Hazard and had children) James brother Samuell (I believe this is his brother not father) line later became the Nocakes/Noka’s of the Narragansetts – These Chagum’s crossed back and forth with so many of the river tribes in the NY, CT, MA & NJ & PA areas –
I am now in the process of reading the “Family History of the Brothertown Indians” – also the book “A Man Called Samson” It is the the area/time frame that I am trying to figure out right now – I have done most of the 1600’s and the main Chieftains NY, CT, MA & NJ & PA areas (still filling in blanks – have main bases done though) – My main research is of the New York and Long Island Native Americans – I am a descendant (and what my work is based on) of Tackapausha, Tasstasuck, Sowheag, Sassacus, Mechoswodt, Sister of Penhawitz (father of both Kakapeteyno) + more~ My Chagum line was involved with many land deeds and dealing with the Dutch and the English – They were the Scouts/Interpreters and occasions the Peace Makers and Medicine Men/Women – & direct descendants of those mention above~
What I have done is basically organized all genealogy of these Native American’s and documented them and sourced them with any thing that has ever been written about them in to their genealogy file (believe if it is written then it belongs to them – it is their legacy – it is their story~) I have copied and added each and every book, document, file, photo, vital record or family keepsakes & so much more to these people and their section of their stories- I then type each and every word (if able to copy then did) and source it to back up to each fact~ I am trying to make is as ACCURATELY as possible~Many peoples work is involved in my research – many have contributed and came on board – Special shout out to : William Brackett, Pat Stone, Sheryl Robinson, Sherry Carsten, Naomi Kilgore, Keith Brown, Flo Legg and the many more of you that have donated your work/time to my research – could not have gotten this far without all of you~ Thank You~ A VERY Special shout out to Willis Ottery one of the Authors of the book called “A Man Called Sampson” – Thank you for answering all my questions – your document on the Pequot List with the name Chagum on it – truly started it for me – It was at that moment I was hooked – who were they and why were they captured – it was then that I sunk in whole heartily~ Then I didn’t know who Samson was – Now I do~ I am not a member of any tribe ( Ancestor’s are from them all) I do work with many tribes thou – I stand neutral and don’t want to get into the politics of it – I just want to record what I can now before it is all lost~ I will be planning next years trips over the winter – those wanting to share and get involved and record the sacred areas/dances/rituals and such can contact me via email@example.com or on Facebook – Host/know abt any special events – please also send info via email~ Schedule book is open – Will plan around events – each area means something for me – will be covering mostly Long Island and Rhode Island next year – main trip with be on Long Island – plan to stay a few weeks~ Looking forward to meeting many of you!
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Children's and Young Adult Author and Founder of the FInding Corte Magore Project
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