The Signatures of Mohegan Sachems
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Signatures of Sachems
Key to signatures:
1. Uncas (Mohegan)
2. Oweneco (Mohegan)
3. Attawanhood (Mohegan)
4. Major Ben Uncas (Mohegan)
5. Mamohet (Mohegan, son of Oweneco)
6. Mahachemo (Milford)
7. Momauguin (Quinnipiac)
9. Tontonimo (Podunk)
10. Shaumpishuh (Sunk Squaw Sachem, Guilford)
11. Montowese (Wangunk)
12. Ackenach (Paugussett)
15. Nassahegon (Poquonnuc)
16. Cassisinamon (Pequot)
17. Hermon Garret (also known as Wequash Cook, Pequot)
18. Weraumaug (New Milford)
Source: De Forest, John W.,  History of
the Indians of Connecticut (page 494). Wm. Jas. Hamersley, Hartford.
Reprinted by Native American Book Publishers, Brighton, Michigan.
Notes: Signatures of Connecticut Sachems approximately dating
between AD 1650 and 1725.
Collected by De Forest from a variety of primary
Two of the signatures exhibit zoomorphic qualities which
may be related to clan names.
Other examples of Uncas' signature are
distinctly anthropomorphic in nature.
Six of the signatures depict bows
and/or arrows. Only one woman's signature is represented (Shaumpishuh, N.
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