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Carmel in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Honor of All Native American Veterans

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
1. In Honor of All Native American Veterans Monument
The Wappinger Confederacy
Inscription.
The Wappinger Confederacy
The Wappinger Indians are a forgotten nation of eleven tribes and 15 other subtribes. Upon European contact, the Wappinger were living on the eastern side of the Hudson River, from the Bronx to Poughkeepsie and eastwards to the Housatonic River in Connecticut. The Wappinger numbered around 8,000 people in the early 17th century.
The word Wappinger translates as "easterners" and can have many spellings, such as, Wappinck, Wapping and Wawping. Since the Wappinger were of the Wolf Clan, they were referred to as loup, or wolf by the French. The Wappinger spoke an Algonquin language with an R dialect.
The main tribes were the Kitchawank, from Croton, the Nochpeem from Kent & Carmel, the Sintsink from Ossining, the Siwanoy, who originated in Scarsdale and moved to Yonkers, the Weckquaesgeek from Tarrytown, the Apawamis from Mamaroneck, the Candatowa from Ridgefield, Connecticut, the Cantitoe from Bedford, the Mattawan from Fishkill and the Wappinger from Wappingers Falls. The Taquam moved up towards Patterson and Pawling after John Underhill burned 500 Weckquaesgeek & Caniccy Indians alive at Pound Ridge in 1644.
The Wappinger tribes that lived in the lower Hudson Valley moved into Pennsylvania in the late 1690's. The tribes from the upper Hudson Valley moved north to Stockbridge,
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
2. In Honor of Daniel Nimham
In Honor Of
Daniel Nimham
Sachem of the Wappinger Indians who perished with his warriors defending the American cause in the Battle at Kingsbridge
August 31, 1778
Massachusetts in 1754, with Chief Daniel Nimham. Today they are known as the Mohican Nation of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and live in Wisconsin. Many warriors, led by Nimham fought for the British in the French and Indian War. Chief Daniel Nimham and his son Abraham lost their lives at the battle of Cortland's Ridge (Van Cortland Park) in the Bronx, August 31, 1778. They were known as the Indian Company of 1778. Several smaller groups of Wappinger Indians remained in the Hudson Valley and intermarried with the European settlers.

Many Thanks To The People That Made This Monument Possible By Their Donations
Nimham Mountain Singers Public Donations from The Nimham Pow Wows & Special Friends Of The Monument Kent Historical Society Putnam County Historians Office Putnam County Joint Veterans Council BASF Corporation Putnam Stone & Mason Supply Mr. & Mrs. Tom Maxson & Family Ivanka Roberts Marie M. Merzon Mr. & Mrs. George Baum Rosemarie Gratz TC Graphics

Designed By Gil Cryinghawk Tarbox
Built By
Nimham Mountain Singers & Friends Gil Cryinghawk Tarbox Bill Dibenedetto George & Chris Michaud Michael Keropian Richard Othmer & Son Putnam County Park Crew Donated By The Nimham Mountain Singers Penny Osborn Tarbox Wendy Mathewson Brooke Taylor Dave Beck

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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
3. In Honor of All Native American Veterans Monument
on the column ]

In Honor Of
Daniel Nimham
Sachem of the Wappinger Indians who perished with his warriors defending the American cause in the Battle at Kingsbridge
August 31, 1778

[ tribes and localities on stones around the fire pit ]
Wappinger – Wappinger Falls Nockpeem – Kent Carmel Mattawan – Fishkill Taquam – Patterson – Pawling Candatowa – Ridgefield Cantitoe – Bedford Apawamis – Mamaroneck Sint Sink – Ossining Weckquaesgeek – Tarrytown Kitchawank – Croton Siwanoy – Yonkers

 
Location. 41° 26.443′ N, 73° 42.264′ W. Marker is in Carmel, New York, in Putnam County. Marker is on Gipsy Trail Road (New York State Route 41) one mile north of Carmel-Kent Cliffs Road (New York State Route 47), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel NY 10512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam County's First Park (approx. mile away); Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter (approx. mile away); M-60A3 Main Battle Tank
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
4. Stone Around the Fire Pit
In Honor of All
Native American
Veterans
(approx. mile away); Putnam County Veterans Monument (approx. mile away); Philips Smith Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carver Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Baptist (approx. 1.5 miles away); Elisha Cole (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carmel.
 
Also see . . .  Wappinger Culture and History. (Submitted on October 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Additional keywords. Veterans
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
5. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Wappinger
Wappinger Falls
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
6. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Nockpeem
Kent Carmel
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
7. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Mattawan
Fishkill
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
8. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Taquam
Patterson
Pawling
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
9. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Candatowa
Ridgefield
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
10. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Cantitoe
Bedford
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
11. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Apawamis
Mamaroneck
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
12. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Sint Sink
Ossining
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
13. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Weckquaesgeek
Tarrytown
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
14. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Kitchawank
Croton
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By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
15. Stone Around the Fire Pit
Siwanoy
Yonkers
Plaque on the Fire Pit image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 19, 2010
16. Plaque on the Fire Pit
Fire Pit Donated By
New York State Society
Children of the American Revolution
Kevin M. McPartland, State President
Patricia Lavigne, Senior State President
2009-2010
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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