Nausup or Quotobacco was the son of Shaumpishuh, the squa sachem Menunkatuck band of the Quinnipic, and Nashump, and the brother of Quinnipiac leaders Shambisqua and Keyhow (James). His wife was Tunkhoenk, the daughter of Nahuntoway, a Paugusset sachem. After the death of Shaumpishhu, he was a sachem in his own right of the Meunkatuck at East Haven and at Guilford, Connecticut. Nausup (as Quotobacco) was a signatory to the April 20, 1683 deed to an agent of the New Haven Colony. Three years later, he negotiated a confirmatory deed of his mother’s grant as well as a transfer of some his
The Quinnipiac are the Indigenous inhabitants along the Atlantic shoreline of what is now New Haven, Connecticut to Madison on the east and as far north as Meriden. During the early 17th Century, they were trading partners with the Dutch, who called them the Quiropy. Decades later, the prominent leaders were Montowese, Momaugin, and Shaumpishuh. With the advent of English colonization after the Pequot War, the community removed to what may be New England's first Native American reservations in Mioonkhtuk (East Haven), Totoket (Branford),For a more complete history of the tribe, see John Menta, The Quinnipiac: Cultural Conflict in Southern New England (New Haven, CT: Peabody Museum of Natural History, 2005).
Dutch map (detail) showing the 17th Century Quinnipiac (as Quyropey) territory: Nicolaas Visscher II (1649-1702), NOVI BELGII NOVAEQUE ANGLIAE NEC NON PARTIS VIRGINIAE TABULA, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Dutch National Library. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.