Wampage

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Wampage
Anhõõke, Anne Hutchinson
Siwanoy leader
Personal details
RelationsDaughter, Ann, wife of Thomas Pell II

Wampage I,[1] aka Anhõõke, was the Sachem of the Siwanoy Native Americans of Westchester County, New York. He took part in Kieft's War, fighting against the colony of New Netherland.

The Siwanoys under the leadership of Wampage massacred the family of Anne Hutchinson (1591–1643). It has been written that Wampage himself was the murderer of Hutchinson and that he adopted the name of Anhõõke (Anne Hoek) due to a Native American tradition of taking the name of a notable person personally killed. On June 27, 1654, 50,000 acres (200 km²) of land were granted to Thomas Pell, reaching from the Bronx west along Long Island Sound to the Hutchinson River. Wampage and other Siwanoys signed a treaty under the Treaty Oak near Bartow Pell Mansion in Pelham. The other Siwanoys who signed the treaty were Shawanórõckquot, Poquõrúm, Wawhamkus, and Mehúmõw. Cockho, Kamaque, and Cockinsecawa also signed as "Indyan Witnesses" to the "Articles of Agreement" section of the Treaty.[2]

Sources indicate that Wampage's granddaughter [3] Ann (or Anna) married Thomas Pell II, who was the third lord of Pelham Manor.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Bell, Blake A. Thomas Pell and the Legend of the Pell Treaty Oak. p. 18.
  2. ^ Bell, Blake A. Thomas Pell and the Legend of the Pell Treaty Oak. p. 18.
  3. ^ Barr, Lockwood. Ancient Town of Pelham. The Dietz Press, Inc. p. 34.
  4. ^ Barr, Lockwood. Ancient Town of Pelham. The Dietz Press, Inc. p. 34.
  5. ^ Williams, Cornelia Bartow (1915). The Ancestry of Lawrence Williams. Privately published. pp. 244–246.
  6. ^ Bradhurst, A. Maunsell (1910). My Forefathers: Their History from Records & Traditions. The De La More Press. p. 16.