Cushoy, Mary

Mary Cushoy (alias Tyke) was the wife of the Wangunk leader Cushoy.  She was related to the wife of  Massecump (d. c. 1712), the Narragansett who had lived among the Wangunk in the seventeenth century.  After the death of her husband, Tyke and her three children and another unnamed woman were the last to live on the Wangunk reservation before it was sold.  In her later life, blind and infirm, she was supported by the selectmen of Middletown, who later reimbursed themselves with proceeds from the sale of the tribal reservation.

c. 1771