C- Massachusetts 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.

Capahnakes. Possibly a misprint in tended for the inhabitants of Capawac, or Marthas Vineyard, off the s. coast of Massachusetts. The form occurs in Boudinot, Star in the West, 129, 1816.

Cataumut. A village formerly in Falmouth township, Barnstable co., Mass., probably near Canaumut neck. In 1674 there were some Praying Indians in it, and there were still a few mixed bloods there in 1792. It was in the territory of the Nauset. (J. M.)

Chabanakongkomun ( boundary fishing place. Trumbull). A village of Praying Indians established about 1672 near Dudley, Worcester co., Mass. In 1674 it contained about 45 inhabitants. In later times the Indians about Dudley were known as the Pegan tribe and continued to live there after the settlement of the town. Ten of them were still on a reservation in Dudley in 1793. They were classed as Nipmuc. (J. M.)

Chachaubunkkakowok. A village of Christian Indians in E. Massachusetts in 1684. Eliot (1684) in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., lets., m, 185, 1794.

Chaubaqueduck. A former village on Martha s Vineyard, Mass., or on Chappaquiddick id., just E. of it. In 1698 it had about 138 inhabitants. Boyd derives the word from chippi-aquidne, “separated island.”

Coassitt (at the pines. Hewitt). An Indian rendezvous during King Philip’s war of 1675; situated about 56 m. above Hadley, Mass. (Appleton, 1675, in Barber, Mass. Hist. Coll., 294, 1839). Possibly Coosuc (q. v.).

Coatuit. A village of Praying Indians, probably belonging to the Nauset, near Osterville, Barnstable co., Mass., in 1674. Bourne (1674) in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 1st s., i, 197, 1806.

Cohannet (probably from quuneuet, or quuiunet, long). A former Wampanoag village about Fowling Pond, near Taunton, Bristol co., Mass. King Philip often made it a hunting station. When John Eliot and others began their missionary work among the Indians, a part of those at Cohannet went to Natick, but the majority removed to Ponkapog about 1654. (J. M.)

Conohasset. A Massachuset village formerly about Cohasset, Norfolk co., Mass. The site was sold by the Indians in 1635.

Cooxissett. A village, probably in Ply mouth co. , Mass. , having about 160 inhabitants in 1685. Mentioned by Hinckley (1685) in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 4th s., v, 133, 1861.

Cuactataugh. A village, probably be longing to the Patuxent, on the E. bank of Patuxent r., in Anne Arundel co., Md., in 1608. Smith (1629), Virginia, i, map, repr. 1819.

Cummaquid. A village subject to the Wampanoag, formerly at Cummaquid harbor, Barnstable co., Mass. Qyannough, from whom Hyannis takes its name, was chief in 1621-23. Hyanaes village still existed in 1755. ( J. M.)

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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