Notes from a Conversation with a Tunxis Woman
There was a Schaghticoke in Kent – Skauhtacook
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October 10, 1761. Passing from New Haven to North Haven, I overtook a Farmington squaw and entering into some talk with her, she told me there now were but three men and six married women Indians in Farmington. I asked who was their sachem. She said Mr. Pitkin was their sángum, g being pronounced as in genesis or generation or gentleman. Sangum or sanchum – Saunchum – if Saŭn be accented short and not long.
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 Several Quinnpiac community members removed to Farmington’s Tunxis tribe after the breakup of the Quinnipiac reservation land base.
 Stiles’ Tunxis informant was extending the title of sachem, normally reserved for Native leaders to a Connecticut government-appointed agent. Reverend Timothy Pitkin was the pastor of Farmington’s First Congregational Church and served as minister and overseer to the Tunxis Indian Community.