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Definition of the noun sachem

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noun - plural: sachems

  1. a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
  2. a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)

Alternative definition of the noun sachem


  1. A chief of a tribe of the American Natives; a sagamore.

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Google previewThe Tammany Times (1902)

It is one of the oldest organizations of its kind in Manhattan, and to be elected a Sachem is a high honor, and one which every member of the society covets. Since it is so considered, it would be wrong to let a few men retain the positions ...

Google previewAtkinson's Casket (1837)

” * A sachem is any father,” replied the female, with a haughty air, “and the ...

Google previewA System of Modern Geography (1834)

For Schools, Academies, and Families, Designed to Answer the Twofold Purpose of a Correct Guide to the Student, and of a Geographical Reading Book by Nathaniel Gilbert Huntington

A sachem is an indian chief of North America. A cazique is an indian chief in S. America. A. khan is the head of an Asiatic tribe. RELIGION. Tlie four principal forms of religion are Paganism,.. Mahom- edanism, Judaism and Christianity. Pagans ...

Google previewLies Across America (2010)

What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen

Sachem means chief. 3. The previous entry tells that about the same number, 4,000, lived on tiny Block Island before Europeans arrived. 4. Historic property data sheets and files for both sites on file at Rhode Island Historical Preservation and ...

Google previewGreat Speeches by Native Americans (2012)

by Bob Blaisdell

Brother Corlear, your sachem is a great sachem, and we are but a small people; but when the English came first to Manhattan, to Aragiske [Virginia] and to Yakokranagary [Maryland], they were then but a small people, and we were great .

Google previewGraham's Illustrated Magazine of Literature, Romance, Art, and Fashion (1837)

by George R. Graham, Edgar Allan Poe

” “ A sachem is any father,” replied the ...

Google previewNative America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2012)

A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia by Daniel S. Murphree

Thus, in 1662 when Massasoit's successor Wamsutta sold land to Rhode Island, Plymouth leaders became very nervous and sent an armed party to force the sachem to negotiate. Wamsutta agreed to go but along the way became very sick , ...

Google previewDictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (1976)

by James L. Mooney

The second Sachem, a screw steamer built in 1844 at New York City, was purchased by the Navy there on 20 September 1861. After towing service in New York Harbor where the Navy was buying vessels to blockade the Confederate coast, ...

Google previewMassachusetts Biographical Dictionary (2008)

by Caryn Hannan

Sachem NATTAHATTAWANTS – (seventeenth century) – Sachem PESSACUS – (1623- 1677) – Native ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

Sachem. (Indian.) An American Indian chief or prince. The Sachems, although they have an absolute monarchy over the...

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Scrabble value of S1A1C3H4E1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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