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The Canoe Place Chapel, erected circa 1820, was the primary Shinnecock church while they still resided at Canoe Place. The chapel is undergoing renovation to be used for social gatherings.  

The Canoe Place Chapel, erected circa 1820, was the primary Shinnecock church while they still resided at Canoe Place.

The chapel is undergoing renovation to be used for social gatherings.

 

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Missi Kesukut

Missi Kesukut

At Great Sky

Missi Kesukut is a sacred site that was first preserved in 1991. In 2006, a skull was found in the area, identifying the area as a cemetery and at one time an Indian village. This discovery led to several years of […]

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Raconkamuck

Raconkamuck

Boundary Fishing-Place

Ronkonkoma was once a fresh water pond with a prehistoric village settlement. Many nineteenth and twentieth century legends are associated with this site. Today, the water of Lake Ronkonkoma has been deemed too toxic for swimming.

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Pattersquash is an island located in what was originally Unkechaug territory. Pattersquash was first documented in 1670 in a land transaction. Pattersquash is also mentioned in the published Nesaquake Tales, compiled by Rufus B. Langhans. He writes the Indians are […]

Pattersquash is an island located in what was originally Unkechaug territory. Pattersquash was first documented in 1670 in a land transaction. Pattersquash is also mentioned in the published Nesaquake Tales, compiled by Rufus B. Langhans. He writes the Indians are credited with believing that Lake Ronkonkoma was bottomless and connected with the Great South Bay at a place called by them Pattersquash. Pattersquash translated becomes “little round place.”

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Unkechaug, a name for the nation of indigenous peoples living in Mastic, New York, translates to “people from beyond the hill.” Today, these hills are part of the Ronkonkoma Moraine, a chain of hills that span the center of Long […]

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The Mica Tablet site in Brookhaven is believed to be the area where the unique Mica Tablet was found. The area, being in the “Fire Place” region of Brookhaven, is a sacred spot of the Unkechaug people. South of where the tablet […]

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Minasseroke (now called Little Neck, or Strongs Neck) is located in Setauket town, between Old-field or Conscience Bay and Setauket Harbor. It is believed to have been the sacred residence of a Setalcott Sachem and his people. Artifacts and funerary […]

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“Sachem’s Hole,” also known as Buc-usk–kil, resting place, is the site where the late Manhasset Sachem Poggatticut was laid upon the ground as he was being brought from Shelter Island to Montauk for interment in 1651. From that point on, […]

“Sachem’s Hole,” also known as Buc-uskkil, resting place, is the site where the late Manhasset Sachem Poggatticut was laid upon the ground as he was being brought from Shelter Island to Montauk for interment in 1651.

From that point on, the area was always kept clear of leaves and debris by local tribal members traveling that route until the site was eventually destroyed by Turnpike 114.

A historical marker erected in 1935 by the State Education Department stands on that spot today.

 

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Whale’s fin is a sacred site for the Shinnecock, located two and a half miles south west from the current reservation and two miles south east from Canoe Place. Here, the whales were known to beach, potentially as an offering for sustenance […]

Whale’s fin is a sacred site for the Shinnecock, located two and a half miles south west from the current reservation and two miles south east from Canoe Place. Here, the whales were known to beach, potentially as an offering for sustenance to the Shinnecock in the area.

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A single fenced grave marks the burial location of Reverend Paul Cuffee. This site was chosen for his burial as it was once the meeting place for the old Indian church location. It also exists within “Good Ground,” the old name […]

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Manitou Hill

Manitou Hill

Hill of the Great Spirit

Manitou Hill is a sacred hill located on what is now known as Manetto Hill in Plainview, New York. An oral story, recorded by historian Gabriel Furman in 1874, describes a legend during a great drought. The Manitou instructs a sachem through a […]

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This sacred glacial erratic marks the location of what may have been both the Shinnecock Fort and June Meeting location in the Shinnecock Hills. There have been many references to a contact-period Shinnecock fort, but the specific location has likely been […]

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Kitchaminchok is a sacred place to the Unkechaug people, known for it’s drift whaling. Historically, it is part of a boundary marker mentioned in a 17th century agreement between Sachem Wyandanch and Lion Gardiner that permitted Gardiner to pay five pounds (potentially […]

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  • Canoe Place Chapel

    Canoe Place Chapel

    Contemporary, Post-Contact

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  • Missi Kesukut

    Missi Kesukut

    Early Woodland, Late Woodland

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  • Raconkamuck

    Raconkamuck

    Archaic, Early Woodland, Late Woodland, Orient (Transitional), Paleo-Indian, Post-Contact

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  • Pattersquash Island

    Pattersquash Island

    Contemporary, Late Woodland, Post-Contact

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  • Ronkonkoma Moraine

    Ronkonkoma Moraine

    Archaic, Contemporary, Early Woodland, Late Woodland, Orient (Transitional), Paleo-Indian, Post-Contact

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  • Mica Tablet Site

    Mica Tablet Site

    Post-Contact

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  • Minasseroke

    Minasseroke

    Late Woodland

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  • Sachem’s Hole

    Sachem’s Hole

    Post-Contact

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  • Whale’s Fin

    Whale’s Fin

    Late Woodland

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  • Rev. Paul Cuffee Gravesite

    Rev. Paul Cuffee Gravesite

    Contemporary

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  • Manitou Hill

    Manitou Hill

    Archaic, Early Woodland, Late Woodland, Post-Contact

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  • Fort Shinnecock

    Fort Shinnecock

    Post-Contact

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  • Kitchaminchok

    Kitchaminchok

    Late Woodland

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