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Messemennuck

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Introduction
History

Introduction

Messemennuck was once a western territory boundary of the Shinnecock people. Cat-tail ‘flag’ reeds were gathered here to become roofs of wigwams, and the river was bountiful in Alewive fish, whose population has lowered due to their dependency on fresh-water sources for their spawning.

History

The description of this site is preserved in William Wallace Tooker‘s Indian Place Names of Long Island, 1911.

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