Montowese, 1618 - 1668

Montowese was the son the Wangunk sachem of Sowheag and a Quinnipiac woman.  Through his mother’s right, he inherited land in the northern part of Quinnipiac territory and became a leader of its people.  On December 11, 1638 he sold approximately 100 square miles of land to the New Haven Colony.  As an elderly man in 1660, he caused political turmoil by assisting a New Haven Colony survey team that incorrectly marked the northern border of that colony.  Menta, The Quinnipiac, 10-11, 53, 58, 118, 130-131.

Born: 
c. 1618
Died: 
c. 1668