Wayhanatt, - 1695

Wayhanatt (alias George Sagamore I) was the leader of the East Haven band of Quinnipiacs who succeeded Momauguin.  He and Quinnipiac soldiers under him served in the English forces in New York during King William’s War.  In his land policies with the English, he was fairly conservative.  In 1673 he granted English colonists the right to build and use an access road through tribal land in the Red Rock district of East Haven.  Ten years later, Wayhanatt and his council negotiated a confirmatory deed to New Haven with the town’s authorities.  In 1686 and 1687, they sold several quarter acre plots in the Old Indian Fields but, upon Wayhanatt’s insistence, required that the property be fenced and maintained, conditions that were continued in subsequent land transfers.  By 1692, he protected the tribe’s interests by leasing out eighteen acres of the Old Indian Fields near the ferry landing for a period of forty-four years and by selling timber rights on the Quinnipiac reservation.  After his death around 1695, Wayhanatt was succeeded by Shambisqua, the daughter of Shaumpishuh.  His son and heir was John Sauk.  Menta, The Quinnipiac, 129, 144, 148-152.

Sagamore George I
c. 1695