Indians of Connecticut

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The word Connecticut comes from the Indian word Quinnehtukqut meaning "beside the long tidal river"

Tribes and Bands of Connecticut

The following list of tribes is compiled from:

  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology. Bulletin #30 1907.
  • Swanton, John R. The Indian Tribes of North America.Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology, Bulletin #145.

Tribes and Bands

Hammonassetts, Mahican, Mohegan, Nehanticks, Narraganset, Niantic, Nipmuc, Nipnet or Nipmucks, Paugussett, Pequannock, Pequot, Podunk, Ponus, Quiripeys or Quinnipiac, Sachem, Schaghticoke, Sachemdom or Montewese, Wangum, Wongunk, Wappinger, Wasc-ssux, Wepawaugs, Winnipiacs

Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe

Mashantucket Pequot

Mohegan Tribe

Golden Hill Paugussett tribe

Paugesset Pequot

Schaghticoke Tribe

Western Pequot

New England Confederation: Paugussett, Naugatucks, Pootatuck, Wepawaug and Pequannock

Reservations and Agencies

  • Corun Hill Reservation (1680 in Huntington)
  • Eastern Pequot Reservation
  • Golden Hill Reservation (1650's near Statford)
  • Mashantucker Reservation (State, 1667 for Western Pequot's)
  • Paucatuch Reservation (Eastern Pequot)
  • Pequot Reservation (State, Tribes: Pequot and Mohegan in Fairfield and New London Counties)
  • Schaghticoke Reservation (near Kent)
  • Turkey Hill Reservation (1674)


Trading Post

Leaping Deer (1979)

Family History Library

Web Sites

See also:

Connecticut - History