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Quinnipiac Tribal Foundations of America - QU 201 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=6&Itemid=53 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:30:02 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Assunpink Creek http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=753:assunpink-creek&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=753:assunpink-creek&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78  

       The Assunpink Creek was derived from the Lenape term Ahsen’pink which means “stony, watery place. Assunpink Creek begins in Monmouth County flowing westwards into the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, where it has been dammed to form Rising Sun Lake. The creek then continues through multiple areas before connecting to the Delaware River in Trenton, New Jersey. In 1777, during the Second Battle of Trenton George Washington lead Continental soldier into this area where they held a defensive line along the south shore of Assunpink Creek .The American soldiers successfully repelled several charges by British and Hessian soldiers across a stone bridge over the creek, and also repelled an attempt to ford the creek near its mouth.




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1731 Quinnipiac Quitclaim Deed http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=526:1731-quinnipiac-quitclaim-deed&catid=47:cultural-conflict-in-southern-new-england&Itemid=53 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=526:1731-quinnipiac-quitclaim-deed&catid=47:cultural-conflict-in-southern-new-england&Itemid=53 Below is the actual 1731 document by which the Morriss group of New Haven agreed to take possession the last remaining Quinnipiac lands (50 acres) on the East Shore in exchange for land (allegedly) procured for them in the vicinity of Waterbury. The Quinnipiacs traveled north with all their wordly goods to relocate, but were never able to find the "promised" lands. Photographed and transcribed by Prof. Scott Leone. The document below (in italics) is accurate, complete with original spelling and punctuation to the extent that the document is legible.

Know all men by these presents that Wee James, Tom, Nim, Jacob, Adam, Deliverance and George Sachem of Quinapiug all Indian Natives of the town of New Haven in the County of New Haven in the Colony of Connecticut in New England for the consideration of fifty acres of Land in the township of Waterbury within said County by Deed Duly Executed well severed to the propriatory of said New Haven for the use of that tribe of Indians Called Quinapiug or New Haven Indians, by John Morriss of New Haven afore Said with which wee acknowledge our selves fully paid and Intirely Satisfied, Have Given and by these presents (so) fully freely and absolutely Give Grant Bargain  Sell Aliene Convey and Confirm unto him the Land John Morriss and to his heirs and assignes for Ever et Certain inue? of Land Lying and being in Said New Haven at the upper End of the New Indian field, on the East Side of the highway that Goeth through the Same field, Containing fifty acres be the same more or Less; and is Bounded Northerly by the Country Road Easterly on Parsonage Land in part and part on John Stones Land Southerly on Land for the possession of the law John Morriss and Westerly by the highway that Runs through the Land Indian field, and also one piece of Land Lying in the same field on the west side of the highway, Containing ten acres be the Same more or Less, and is Bounded, Easterly by the highway, Southerly by John Thompsons Land, Westerly by Land of mr Jim? Wood ware in part And part by the said John Morriss' own Land, And North by Land of Samuel Bradleys: also one other piece of Land Lying in the Same field, on the East side of the highway Containing three acres and one Quarter be the same more or Less: Bounded Westerly by the highway, Northerly by Land of the Sam's Smiths, Easterly and Southerly by the Land of John Morriss' own Land.

To have and to hold the Said Granted and Bargained premisses with all the Appurtenances in any wife there unto belonging unto him the said John Morriss by his heirs and Assigns for Ever to his and their onely proper use and Behoof for Ever: and wee the Said James, Tom, Nim, Jacob, Adam George and  Deliverance is for our selves our heirs and all that shall succeed us, Covenant with the Said John Morriss, his heirs and assigns, that at and until the Ensealing hereof wee are seized of the premises, and have right to Confirm the Same in manner as is above written and that the Same is free from all ?known? branies whatsoever: and furthermore wee the Said James, Tom, Nim, Jacob, Adam George and Deliverance Do Bind our Selves and our heirs to warrant and for Ever Defend the above bargained premises to him the Said John Morriss his heirs and Assignes Against the Lawfull Claims and Demands of all persons whatsoever,  In Witness whereof wee have here unto set our hands and Seals in New Haven this 8th Day of May Anno Domini 1731

Connecticut Ls: New Haven May 8th, 1731
Then personally appeared George, James, Tom, Adam and Deliverance the Ensealers of the above Instruments and acknowledges the same to be their free and voluntary Act and Deed Before one Jos' Whiting Assistant

Signed Sealed and DD
In Presence of
Josh Whiting
Josh Tuttle?

Signed sealed and DD
by Nim and Jacob*
in presence of
Sasue 4: Bishop
Stephen Brady

New Haven June 2nd, 1731
Then personally appeared, Nim and Jacob two of the Ensealors
of the above guffenment and acknowledges that same to di this free act and heed
Before me Sam*: Bishop Justice of the Peace

At right is detail of the pictograph signatures of the Tribal representatives. To the right of each are the official seals of the New Haven court.

stleone@shorelineinternet.com (Scott Leone) Cultural Conflict in Southern New England Fri, 09 Sep 2011 20:32:22 +0000
Wissahickon Creek http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=752:wissahickon-creek&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=752:wissahickon-creek&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78  

       The Wissahickon Creek is a stream in southeastern Pennsylvania. Its route is 23 miles and it empties into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.The name of the creek comes from the Lenape language for "catfish creek" or "stream of yellowish color.” Industry saw its rise along the creek soon after European settlement in the area due to the steep slopes and gorge that was along the creek. It main industry was that of milling paper. Americas first paper mill was built along one of the Wissahickons tributaries. A feature that this creek now has is the Henry Avenue Bridge which was built in 1932. The bridge is 915 feet and 185 feet above the creek. These areas along with other sections of the creek have been used as scenery for artists since 1800. The Wissahickon attracted people such as Edgar Allan Poe and John Greenleaf Whittier. With all of its great historical past the Wissahickon Valley has known been named one of the 600 National Natural Landmarks of the United States.




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Shackamaxon Village http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=751:shackamaxon-village&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=751:shackamaxon-village&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78           


       Shackamaxon was a village that was located along the Delaware River. The Lenape Indians used this area as a camping ground on the banks of the river. The reason for this spot was the abundant fish and game that the Lenapes found. Soon Dutch explorers found the same abundance in the 1600’s and the village was built.In 1682, William Penn reportedly signed a treaty with the leaders of the Delaware village under an ancient elm tree. The legendary elm tree marking the spot of the meeting blew down in a storm in 1810. Today the location of that tree has been turned into a small park for memorial, its called the Penn Treaty Park. In the 19th century, the territory of Shackamaxon was developed as part of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.


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The Tulpehocken Creek is a tributary of the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania. The name comes from the Lenape Indians meaning "land of turtles." Tulpehocken Creek begins in western Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and flows east joining the Schuylkill River in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the 1720s, the creek valley was a destination for early settlers, who used the creek for milling operations. In the 19th century, it provided an important early transportation route with the building in 1828 of the Union Canal along the river. The creeks water levels are monitored today through flood controls at the Blue Marsh Dam. This dam was completed in 1979 and has allowed for great conditions for the fish habits along the creek.


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The Youghiogheny River http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=749:the-youghiogheny-river&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=749:the-youghiogheny-river&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78  


          The Youghiogheny River means “a river that flows in opposing direction”. The reason the river is called this is due the flow which runs south to north. The Youghiogheny River is a tributary of the Monongahela River. It begins in northern West Virginia and flows northeast through Maryland and into Pennsylvania where it joins the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh. During colonial times the river provided an important route through the mountains for settlers as well as military personnel. Coal mining became an important industry along the lower Youghiogheny River during the 19th century.

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Randolph, MA http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=748:randolph-ma&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=748:randolph-ma&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 alt


Orignally named Cochaticquom, Randolph is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The Cochato and Ponkapaog tribes were the two founding tribes that settled in Randolph.  The town was then incorporated in 1793 and was named after Peyton Randolph, a wealthy Virginia patriot and first president of the Continental Congress in 1774.  Randolph was heavily involved in shoe companies that created popular styles at the time.  Almost the whole population that lived in Randolph was employed in the making of shoes and boots.  Modern day Randolph is very welcoming for new residents.  The town is accessible to sources of transportation, schools, restaurants, movie theaters, and other forms of entertainment.  


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Houghtons Pond, MA http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=747:houghtons-pond-ma&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=747:houghtons-pond-ma&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 Houghton’s pond is a pond in Milton, Massachusetts.  The pond is roughly 24 acres and is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The Ponkapoag tribe once fished and hunted in this area.  The pond was first called Hoosic Whisick translation for “shallow water”.  The pond itself was then renamed Houghton, for Ralph Houghton who settled in this area around 1690. In 1892, a group from the Milton Club purchased the recently deserted Houghton farm at the base of Great Blue Hill. The Club has a clear cool pond then called Hoosic-Whisick, now Houghton's used for fishing, swimming and skating.

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Mattapan MA http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=746:mattapan-ma&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=746:mattapan-ma&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 Mattapan is a city in Boston Massachusetts.  It became a part of Boston when Dorchester was annexed in 1870.   The Native American Mattahunt Tribe once inhabited Mattapan in the early 1600's.  Mattapan is the original Native American name for the Dorchester area and is known as “a good place to sit” or “a good place to be”.   Since the time of the Mattahunt tribe occupying Mattapan, there have been a variety of immigrants moving into the city.  A diverse population of Irish, Jewish, and Haitian immigrants has settled in Mattapan in large numbers. Today Mattapan's population is largely made up of African Americans and immigrants from the Caribbean.  


  A Native American figure holding a fish represents the Mattahunt tribe, which inhabited the area 400 years ago.


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Neponset River http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=745:neponset-river&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 http://www.foundationsofamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=745:neponset-river&catid=92:place-names&Itemid=78 The Neponset river is a river located in Eastern Massachusetts.  The rivers first recorded history was in 1619 when fur trading started by the English on Thompson’s Island, and Native Americans used the Neponset River to bring skins for sale.  The native American meaning of the river is “a good fall”.  The river itself travels through at least 17 cities and is approximately 29 miles. 


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