Name: Notoaksaet * Sachem of the Wampanoag Tribe
Sex: M 1
Birth: ABT 1575 in Of Aquinnah, Noepe (Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, MA)
Change Date: 10 JUL 2008
aka No Took Seet, Noh Tooh Saet
DESCENDANT OF THE ANCIENT ANCESTORS OF THE WAMPANOAGS WHO HAVE LIVED AT AQUINNAH (GAY HEAD) AND THE ISLAND OF NOEPE (MARTHA'S VINEYARD) FOR 10,000 YEARS
SACHEM (CHIEF) OF THE WAMPANOAGS AT AQUINNAH (GAY HEAD, MARTHA'S VINEYARD)
"Wampanoag" means "People of the First Light."
Today, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is governed by a Tribal Council and has over 900 members. They continue to celebrate the rich heritage of their people.
"To be Wampanoag
is inside you. It's
really something that
you can be proud of."
--a tribal member
EASTERN TRIBES AT THE TIME OF THE MAYFLOWER
"When the pilgrims landed there were three Federations (Confederations) on the east coast from Maine to Florida. The Iroquois, Algonquain, and Muskogee. Under the Iroquois there were 5 nations; Cayouga, Onandoga, Mohawk, and a couple of others. Later the Tuscurorah joined them and they are now the League of 6 nations. Our Constitution was derived in part from their constitution. The founding fathers sent 2 representatives to them to study their constitution, (The Great Law, or The Great Brotherhood), and Benjamin Framklin was the scribe. In thanks, the US sent them a gift of thanks. The Muskogee were the tribes to the south including Creek, Seminole, Caribe, and others. The Wampanoag had 5 nations; Wampanoag, Pequot/Mohegan, Massachusetts, Nauset, and Narragansett. The Narragansett was considered Wampanoag however, I've proven that they did not come from the same common ancestor as some of the other nations did, but were descended from "refugee slaves" to quote William Bradford." --Mary Hilliard, expert on Native American genealogical research
USE OF THE WORD "SACHEM"
"Chief" was used by western tribes. "Sachem" was used by east coast tribes. The pilgrims invented the term "Chief Sachem" to describe the head Sachem over all the lesser Sachems.
Notes on this website are authored by Larry Overmire, unless noted otherwise. Please credit if reproduced elsewhere.
1) Bruce Cox Database
2) The History of Martha's Vineyard, by Charles E. Banks - 1911 pages 3-8
3) Alice Raven Database
4) Bearce, Colvin, Harring, Marston, Capiferri and Capaccioli Genealogy
5) Coate Website
6) Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Wampanoag Tribe
7) Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Website, 2002.
8) Cape Cod Genealogy, by Edward A. Cooper, 2000.
- Change Date:
10 JUL 2008
- Note: 17:25
- "Mary" Noepe * Princess of the Wampanoag Tribe b: ABT 1597 in Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, MA
- Media: Website
Title: The Ancestry of Overmire, Tifft, Richardson, Bradford, Reed
Author: Larry Overmire
Publication: RootsWeb World Connect Project, © 2000-2010
Date: 26 Jan 2010
Date: 26 JAN 2010