Niantic, Western

Western Niantic Tribe

Variant Names         

Nehantic, Nayantaquit, the Seaside Indians

Meaning                    

People of the “point of land on a tidal river” (Trumbull, Indian Place Names, 36)

Location

Between the Thames and Connecticut Rivers, mostly at the mouth of the Connecticut River, around Niantic Bay and Niantic River, and in parts of modern East Lyme and Waterford, Connecticut

Language

Algonquin. Y-dialect similar to the Pequot, Mohegan, Narragansett, and Montauk

Traditional Villages

Niantic, Old Lyme, and Oswegatchie

Inter-Tribal Affiliations

Mohegan, Wangunk, Quinnipiac

Biographies

Related Documents

Act concerning Hunting by Indians
An Act Authorizing the Sale of Indian Lands
Appointment by Connecticut General Assembly of Overseer for the Niantic Tribe of Indians
Bill in Form on the Memorial of Sarah Poquiantup and Others, Niantic Indians
Bill in Form upon the Petition of Niantic Indians of East Lyme, Connecticut for Sale of Lands
Connecticut General Assembly Resolve Allowing Sale of the Property of Ann Tantapan
Connecticut General Assembly Resolve Granting Liberty to Guilford Selectmen to Sell Land Owned by Ann Tantapan
Copy of Captain Sannup's Deed
Deposition of Anne Chesnoe about Property on an Island in the Connecticut River
Deposition of John Lewis about Property on an Island in the Connecticut River
Deposition of Joseph Bates about Property on an Island in the Connecticut River
Deposition of Joseph Smith about Property on an Island in the Connecticut River
Deposition of Susanna Workeet about Property on an Island in the Connecticut River
George Dennison and Thomas Stanton's Letter on Indian Affairs
Joseph & Jonathan Bull's Deed to Nehemiah Smith (Copy)
Letter from Lurea Dick to the Superintendent of the Niantic Tribe
Letter from Peter Comstock to the Chairman on the Petition of Vine Utley
Memorial of George Griswold and Jonathan Parsons
Memorial of Joseph Poquiantup to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Memorial of Mohegan and Niantic Indians
Memorial of Peter Obed
Memorial of Sarah Poquiantup to the Connecticut General Assembly requesting Leave to Sell Land
Memorial of Sarah Poquiantup to the Connecticut General Assembly requesting Leave to Sell Land
Memorial of the Niantic Indians
Petition by Guilford Selectmen about Ann Tantapan
Petition of Dolly Poquiantup to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Petition of John Winthrop, Jr. to the Commissioner of the United Colonies
Petition of Joseph Poquiantup to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Petition of Lureanett Dick and Others for Leave to Sell Land
Petition of Niantic Indians of East Lyme, Connecticut for Sale of Lands
Petition of Rhoda Charles to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Petition of Rhoda Charles to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Petition of Rhoda Charles to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Petition of Sarah and Aaron Poquiantup to the Connecticut General Assembly Requesting Leave to Sell Land
Petition of Sarah Cyrus
Petition of Vine Utley
Petition of Zaccheus Nonesuch et. Al. of the Niantic Tribe of Indians
Petition of Zacheus Nonesuch and Others Requesting Permission to Sell Personal Property
Petition of Zacheus Nonesuch, et. al, for Leave to Sell Land
Remonstrance of the Overseer of the Niantic Indians to the Petition of Vine Utley
Report and Act concerning Niantic Indians
Report by Committee of General Assembly regarding Parcel of Land in Lyme
Report of Select Committee on Petition of Vine Utley
Report of the Joint Committee on the Sale of Lands on the Petition of Niantic Indians of East Lyme, Connecticut for Sale of Lands
Report of the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary on the Petition of Zaccheus Nonesuch et al
Report of the Joint Standing Committee on the Petition of Lureanett Dick and Others for Leave to Sell Land
Report of the Joint Standing Committee on the Petition of Zacheus Nonesuch, et. al, for Leave to Sell Land
Report of the Joint Standing Committee on the Petition of Zacheus Nonesuch, et. al, for Leave to Sell Land
Report relating to Rights of Niantic Indians
Resolution by the Connecticut General Assembly for a Continuance upon the Petition of the Mohegan and Niantic Tribes
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly concerning the Petition of Rhoda Charles
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly on the Petition of Joseph Poquiantup
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly on the Petition of Sarah and Aaron Poquiantup
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly on the Petition of Sarah and Aaron Poquiantup
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly upon the Petition of Dolly Poquiantup
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly upon the Petition of Joseph Poquiantup
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly upon the Petition of Rhoda Charles
Resolution of the Connecticut General Assembly upon the Petition of Rhoda Charles
Resolution on the Petition of Zacheus Nonesuch and Others giving the Niantic Tribe of Indians Permission to Sell Personal Property
Resolution on the Petition of Zacheus Nonesuch, et. al, for Leave to Sell Land
Stiles' Notes on the Quinnipiac of East Haven, Derby Indians, and Western Niantic
Substitute Resolution Granting Niantic Tribe of Indians Permission to Apart Personal Property