Carmel in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Honor of All Native American Veterans
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
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, 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.
[ plaque on the column ]
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. Located in Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel NY 10512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. ¼ mile away); Cobra AH-1G/S/F Helicopter M-60A3 Main Battle Tank (approx. ¼ mile away); Putnam County Veterans Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Philips Smith Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carver Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Baptist (approx. 1½ miles away); Elisha Cole (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carmel.
Also see . . . Wappinger Culture and History. (Submitted on October 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,398 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.