Because of so many people, places, and things using an ancient Algonquian word and using it incorrectly, and after many months of prayer I must now violate a long standing commitment to the elders only with permission of the ancestors, the correct spelling of a royal name well known as Sachem Uncas is better known to my people as ( She-Chaim Unkas).
sachem on Line, sachem school, sagamore, sachem Inc, chief, sachem ny patch, narragansett sachem, sachem yacht club, sachem east, sachem community and on and on?
Many of you have seen or heard about a fictional film from a fictional book written about the so called French/Indian War, written by one of my relations and the grandson of a royal family member, "The Last of the Mohicans"?
As you know I have slammed this book/movie/ many times because of the many inaccurate insinuations and liberties taken throughout the book and the film.
What you do not know is a little known fact conveniently placed toward the ending, as in the real name for our royal leaders throughout the Eastern parts of Indian country?
Sachem or correctly pronounced as ( She-Chaim) Tamenund, the Delaware Tribal Supreme Leader at the time of the French/Indian War (correctly known to my people as the English/French War on our land).
Every known true traditional tribe throughout the east side of the Mississippi should have known about this inaccurate spelling by the English and my ancestors have grown tired of the wait for their correction?
Also of interest in today's society is the right and left hands of this She-Chaim.
Sa´chem`dum~ The jurisdiction of a Sachem ( She-Chaim) in other words any counsel such as Clans, Chiefs, Warrior, and Elders.
Side note of interest, the first time a friend (Shawnee mixed) asked for me to sit to watch this film on TV, when it came to the leader of the great tribe of the Delaware, she stopped, reversed the film and questioned the pronunciation, why couldn't the leaders of so many modern 'nations' do the same?
I am Ohjieshan Walkingfox (Grandfather Walkingfox).
This is a Native American name and it means, we respect you as our Grandfather teacher ! After the age of 70 an elder in my tribal clan that has kept the culture and ceremonies sacred in his or her live are offered the respect of Grandfather or Grandmother.
Grandmother is (objiasan).
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Sachem and what is a Sagamore?
Sachem and what is a Sagamore?
Sachems or Sagamores?
Penobscot and Narragansett.
The Penobscot people were not of a Matriarch society because they were not from New England, they came down from what is now Canada to war with the people, so this is why the Penobscot people do not call their leader a Sachem.
In the Eastern Woodland American Native Tribes of past days, a Sagamores is equal what is now called a 2nd Lieutenant, or chief, in true New England tribes.
This would also apply to the first and true Narragansett Tribe, a warring tribe from the north and by no means of a Matriarch society!
A big mix up as to the true Sachem has been hidden by people now in power, I wonder why?
Only Creator can create a Sachem Chief as the leader, only Creator has the power to remove a Sachem Chief of the people.
Mahomet Weyonomon the true Sachem of the Pequot/Mohegan Tribe.
Son of Mahomet I Grandson of Oweneco ,oldest son of Uncas, his mother the sister of Sassacus, Great grandson of Uncas Great great grandson of Oweneco, father of Uncas.
Mahomet’s father, Mahomet Sr., was killed in revenge for his murder of Capunches by Capunches’ brother, Mamonnahue in 1708.
His son, Mahomet, may have been a babe in arms at that time.
Upon the death of Oweneco Sr. in 1715, Oweneco’s younger son, Cesar, ruled in the name of young Mahomet until Cesar’s demise in 1723.
Major Ben, a fourth son of Oweneco, then became Sachem, if only because of Mahomet’s youth. Ben Uncas II became Sachem in 1726 and would rule until he died in 1746.
Just because as Mahomet grew older, he did not challenge Major Ben nor Ben Uncas did not make Ben Uncas a true sachem.
It was reported that he feared for his life.
Creator, Captain John Mason and most of the Mohegan Tribe supported Mahomet.
However, Ben Uncas II was backed by the Colony of Connecticut ( Europeans) and because if this was receiving the rents from the Mohegan Land.
So, even back then if you had the money you became the ruler?
Not true, CREATOR IS ALWAYS THE RULER!
In 1735 Mahomet and Zachery Johnson / Augh Quant, went to England with Captain John Mason and his son, Samuel, to petition the Crown to prosecute the 1704-06 land judgement made by the Crown’s committee which had favored the Mohegan’s, and set aside the one made by Connecticut Colony in 1721. Both John Mason and Mahomet died of smallpox within weeks of each other in 1736. Before Mahomet’s death became known in Mohegan, the Tribe had voted for him over Ben Uncas II as the true Sachem. Only after his death was known did they vote for John Uncas, this did not make John Uncas the sachem..
Mahomet left at least one child behind, as evidenced by: 1745, Wedemow, daughter of Mahomet deceased 1756, This child (Wedemow) and her family are the only true royal family of Pequot/Mohegans. In memory of Elizabeth Joquib, The daughter of Mohomet great grandchild of the first Uncas Sachem of Mohegan Who died July 5th 1756 Aged 33 years 1761. In Memory of Elizabeth Begneott Great grandchild of Uncas Sachem of Mohegan who Died on 20th 1761 Aged 14 years. In 1929, a monument was erected to Mahomet in the Royal Burial Ground by Troop No. 1, B.S.A. of Norwich Conn. They spelled his name, “Mamohet” and even recorded the year of his death as 1735 In 1750 in the royal burial ground of the Mohegan’s Indians in Norwich, CT one of the memorial state’s “In memory of Elizabeth Joquib, the daughter of Mahomet, great-grandchild to the first Uncas, great sachem of Mohegan, who died July 5th, 1740 at 38 years old. Mamohet was the rightful heir of Qwenoco but Ben, the youngest son of Uncas, of illegitimate birth, succeeded Caesar, the successor as sachem after Owenoco.
No man has to power to remove a Sachem Chief of the people!
Sachem Walkingfox Uncas is an ancestor of Alice Storey, Tallfox, Zeak and Walkingfox.
Sachem walkingfox (Uncas) was the war chief of Sachem Mahomet Weyonomon and Ben Uncas before Weyonomon left for England for a Paw-waus with King George II, Sachem Mahomet Weyonomon handed a diktat to the people to follow Sachem Walkingfox Uncas until his return, of course as we see from history, he never returned and they eventually disobeyed his orders!