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C- Rhode Island Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Cawasumseuck. Given by Williams in 1643 as the name by which some tribe, settlement, or band of New England Indians called themselves (Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 1st s., in, 205, 1794). To what Indians he refers is unknown, but it is possibly to some then living on Cawsumsett Neck, near Pawtucket r., R. I.

Charlestown. A township in Washington co., R. I., where a few mixed bloods, the remnants of the Narraganset and Nehantic, still live. (J. M.)

Chaubatick. A village of the Narraganset or Nehantic in 1651 , probably within a few miles of Providence, R. 1. Williams (1651) in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 3d s., ix, 292, 1846.

Coaxet. A village of Praying Indians formerly near Little Compton, Newport co., R. I., subject to the Wampanoag. As late as 1685 it contained about 100 adults.

Cowsumpsit. Mentioned in 1664 as if a village subject to the chief of the Wampanoag, in Rhode Island. Deed of 1664 in Drake, Bk. Inds., bk. 8, 14, 1848.

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 27 August 2016.
- Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013

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