Chief Katonah

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Chief Katonah was a Native American Munsee sachem for all Wiechquaeskeck in the Greenwich, Stamford, and Bedford area, from whom the land of the town of Bedford, New York was purchased. The hamlet of Katonah, New York, located within Bedford, is named for him. He was Sachem of Ramapoo. The Ramapoo Sachemdom was part of the Tankiteke Chieftaincy of the Wappinger Confederacy, of the Mohegan group of the Algonquian.

Chief Katonah, was the sachem of the condensed remnant tribes at Ramapoo. He lived in the area in the late seventeenth century. Records show that in 1708 the Ridgefield settlers petitioned the General Assembly at Hartford to remove the Indians at Ramapoo. Katonah sold the Ramapoo lands of 20,000 acres for 100 Pounds Sterling to the "Proprietors of Ridgefield". His name appears on land deeds up to 1743. The Remnant tribe of the Ramapoo scattered to the North and West. Chief Catonah was the son of Onox and the grandson of...
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