Sachem (Chief) Robert HawkStorm Bergin

Hereditary Sachem of the Schaghticoke People, HawkStorm is a fierce advocate for the rights of his people as well as other indigenous peoples from his region and beyond. His work prioritizes focus on cultural heritage, education and tribal sovereignty. His gracious nature is welcoming, inclusive and invites us to consider the benefits of unification among all people.

Since 2012, Sachem HawkStorm has been participating in the implementation of the United Nations Rights Of Indigenous Peoples, focusing on Economic & Social Development, Cultural Preservation, Water & Food Sovereignty, Self Determination, Human RIghts and Environmental Justice. He works in close partnership with the United Confederation of Taino People, Ramapough Lenape Tribal Nation of New Jersey and the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe to strengthen unity amongst East Coast indigenous relations.

Speaking for his people, Sachem HawkStorm’s voice continues to be heard in the halls of the United Nations, classrooms, meeting halls and local events. Leading the Climate March in 2015 with his indigenous brothers & sisters, Sachem HawkStorm continues to be a staunch advocate for environmental justice and preservation of the land and our waters.

Sachem HawkStorm traces his lineage back to *Wasanegin Massasoit, the great Wampanoag Chief who was the father of King Philip (Metacom). According to English sources as well as our own oral heritage, Massasoit prevented the failure of Plymouth Colony and the almost certain starvation that the Pilgrims faced during the earliest years of the colony’s establishment.

The Schaghticoke are a Native American tribe of the Eastern Woodlands, indigenous to what is now New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The remnant tribes became amalgamated in the area near the Connecticut-New York border after many losses.

To learn more about our Sachem’s work, check out the links below:


65th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference

Schaghticoke Taino Unity

Below is the short form of Sachem HawkStorm’s Lineage

Wasanegin Massasoit (Sachem) (Abt 1580 – Abt 1661)  Wampanoag Chief

12th Great Grandfather

-Chief of the Wampanoag tribe

Annie / Amie Wampanoag    Wampanoag

Daughter of Ousamequin Great Massesoit / 11th Great Grandmother

-11th Great Grandmother

Benjimine Tuspuquion ( Sachem)   Wampanoag

-10th Great Grandfather

Mary METAARK/ Tuspouquion ( Abt 1622-1682)   Wampanoag

-9th Great Grandmother

Isaac Siem (Sachem) (1660 – 1750)   Wampanoag

-8th Great Grandfather

Gidion mauwee Mawehu (Sachem) (1685 – 1767)  Wampanoag-Scatacook

-7th Great Grandfather

Joseph Chuse Mauwee (Sachem) (Abt. 1710 – 1790) Schaghticoke

-5th Great Grandfather

Eunice mauwee Mawehu (1756 – 1860)  Schaghticoke

-64h Great Grandmother

-Mother: Ann Warrups II (daughter of Thomas Chicken Warrups Sachem)was born Abt. 1718  in Katonah, NY, and died Aft. 1792 in Schaghticoke, Litchfield, CT

-Maternal Grandfather Sachem Thomas Chicken Warrups was son of Old Chicken Warrups Sachem   and Daughter of Catoonah) born Abt. 1675 in Katonah, Westchester,NY, and died 1769 in Village of Schaghticoke Village, Litchfield, CT .

Abigal M. Pann (1831 – )  Schaghticoke

-5th Great Grandmother

James(Pann) Harris (Sachem) (1848 – 1909)  Schaghticoke

4th Great Grandfather

Grace E Storms (1883 – )   Schaghticoke

3rd great Grandmother

Mabel Storm Birch (1907 – 1988)  Schaghticoke

2nd Great Grandmother

Ralph L Birch (1936 – 2011)   Schaghticoke


Allan J Birch (1959 -Living)  Schaghticoke