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Tunxis Indians (from Wuttunkshau, `the point where the river bends.’-Trumbull). An important tribe that lived on middle Farmington river near the great bend, about where Farmington and Southington Hartford County, Connecticut, are now. They were subject at an early period to Sequassen, the sachem who sold Hartford to the English. Ruttenber includes them in the Wappinger. They sold the greater part of their territory in 1610. About 1700 they still had a village of 20 wigwams at Farmington, but in 1761 there were only 4 or 5 families left.

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