In the days of our grandfathers; our history, spoken from grandfather to grandson and grandmother to granddaughter was at the heart of the woven fabric we called our lives and tradition. Without these stories of how the mountains were formed, how we came to this place and why our people live and are a part of the Seepoo (river) we as a people would be as lost as a child in the dark. We continue this heritage bestowed upon us by our ancestors and we encourage both Tribal and Non-Native people to explore the history of the Schaghticoke First Nations and other Eastern Woodland Tribes—our history is rich. Here are a few links to help get you started. 

Leading us on this path of history is our tribal historian Drew H. Shuptar Rayvis  (Pekatawas MakataweU, Black Corn, Amok, Otter) Certificate in Archaeology and BA Anthropology WCSU (Cum Laude). 

The Hoosac valley, its legends and its history 

by Niles, Grace GreylockPublished 1912

Please enjoy this book, as knowing where you come from helps make better decisions tomorrow. We’d like to point out that chapter two tells about our Witenagemot treaty. The 1676 Witenagemot treaty was the treaty with Schaghticoke but more importantly, was pivotal in deciding the fate of this country…
Stable URL: https://archive.org/details/hoosacvalleyitsl00nileuoft

March Meeting, 1891. Samuel Crocker Cobb; Fort Dummer; Conference with the Scatacooks; Letter of Columbus; The Constitution of Athens; Memorandum of Judge Sewall
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Second Series, Vol. 6, [Vol. 26 of continuous numbering] (1890 – 1891), pp. 351-390
Page Count: 40


The Livingston Indian Records Publisher The Pennsylvania Historical AssociationThese documents, detailing Iroquois negotiations with English “colonies from Massachusetts to Virginia, 1666-1723, are important for the illumination they give to a hitherto obscure corner of American history. They are of particular interest to New Yorkers, because the homelands of the Five Nations whose international relations are here unfolded were in northern New York. At the same time they are of special interest to Pennsylvanians, because it was under the Iroquois Tree of Peace that the Quaker colony had its birth and enjoyed so long an adolescence undisturbed by Indian wars.


Enjoy a story about Sachem HawkStorm’s Grandmother, Eunice Mahwee