Canonchet, - 1676
Canonchet, alias Saccohan, Nauntenoo, Miantonomo II, was the youngest son of Wawaloam the Narragansett sachem Miantonomo, who had a village at Pettaquamsett. While he had signed a treaty with the English to remain neutral in October 1675, he nonetheless became a leader of importance, especially among the younger generation of Narragansetts after the Great Swamp Fight and joined forces with Metacom. During King Philip's War, Canonchet led attacks at Warwick and Rehoboth, and burned almost all of Providence. In April 1676, he was captured by Captain George Denison's company at Quinsnicket near the Pawtuxet River and sent to Stonington, Connecticut to be executed by a combined group of Mohegans, Pequots, and Western Niantics. ANBO. Campbell and LaFantasie, Sachems and Sanaps, 30. Drake, The Book of the Indians, 41-46. LaFantasie, The Correspondence of Roger Williams, 692.