Montauk[ett] Indian Nation (Metouac)

Montauk[ett] Indian Nation (Metouac)

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             See also  Shinnecock Indian Nation  web page 
             See also  Unkechaug [Patchogue] Indian Nation  web page

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  • "King of the Montauk Indians."   Brooklyn Eagle, July 23, 1870:  p. 2. -- David L. Pharaoh assumes his duties
  • The Montauk Indians (Long Island Items).  Brooklyn Eagle, January 31, 1871:  p. 8. -- a NYS legislative bill to incorporate the Montauk Indians, and its legislative opponents
  • "An Indian War on Long Island,"  New York Times, June 19, 1871:  p. 5. -- Progressive watering down of Indian claims to their own land provokes a court battle.
  • "Montauk Point:  Its Indians and Traditions -- The Famous Lighthouse."  New York Times, August 12, 1873:  p. 5.
  • "Long Island Towns.  Montauk and Its Surroundings.  The Trip from Gardiner's Island - An Ancient Contract with the Indians - A Talk with the King of the 'Meantauks' - Friends of the Indians - The Decline of the Tribe."  New York Times, September 12, 1875:  p. 10.
  • "Law Reports.  The Montauk Indian Lands.  Judge Dykman Grants an Order for the Partition of the Property."  New York Times, June 23, 1878:  p. 5.    
  • "Slaughtering the Cattle."  Brooklyn Eagle, May 27, 1879:  p. 4. -- an undisclosed cattle disease, traced back to the herd sold by Isaac Billard, had infected both East Hampton and Montauk Reservation cattle
  • "Montauk Sold by Auction:  A Brooklyn Capitalist the Purchaser.  A Great Price for a Great Waste of Sand - How the Land was Bought from the Indians."  New York Times, October 23, 1879:  p. 8.
  • "A Bogus Murder Story Exploded."  Brooklyn Eagle, September 9, 1885:  p. 4. -- claims, according to the coroner, that Pharaoh's death was not murder, but accidental, drowning when he fell overboard, from a vessel in Port Jefferson, while inebrated
  • "Stole a Barrel of Whiskey."  Brooklyn Eagle, October 26, 1885:  p. 6.  -- continuing the stereotype
  • "A Legend of Long Island:  Weckatuck, the Enchanted Spring Near Sagaponack.  Magical Effect of the Water -- The Princess Ashwa -- A Charm for Sailors -- The Squaw Tianna and the Plague on Montauk -- Indian Dudes and Forest, Maidens Where Summer Vacation Makers Now Gather."  Brooklyn Eagle, March 24, 1889:  p. 2.
  • "Death of King Pharaoh."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 20, 1894:  p. 12. -- Death, and burial, in Franklinville, of John Hannibal (a/k/a King Pharaoh)
  • "New of the Railroads.  Austin Corbin Acquires 5,500 Acres of Land at Montauk Point."  New York Times, June 1, 1895:  p. 10.
  • "Went Back to Their Pasturage:  Cattle that were Driven from the Montauk LandsBroke Down the Fences and Returned to Graze."  New York Times, July 21, 1895:  p. 5.
  • "Roadways on Mr. Corbin's Land.  Indians and Cattle Made Them - Who Owns Them Now?"  New York Times, October 14, 1895 :  p. 5.
  • "The Death of Princess Momone:  An Indian Legend of the Montauks on L.I."  New York Times, December 8, 1895:  p. 15.
  • "Indians' Claim for Montauk Point."  New York Times, June 6, 1897:  p. 21. 
  • "Suing for Montauk Point.  Montauk Indians Trying to Wrest It from the Railroad Company."  New York Times, June 20, 1897:  p. 23.
  • "Latest Long Island News.  Hearing of the Montauk Indian Case Temporarily Interrupted.  Justice Smith the Cause.  Years Ago His Honor was Counsel in an Indian Partition Suit -- That May Disqualify Him from Passing Upon the Present Litigation -- Mohegans from Connecticut Interested Attendants -- They Have a Similar Case of Their Own."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 20, 1897:  p. 12.
  • "Montauks' Second Action:  Against the Long Island Railroadf to Regain Possession of the Lands They Claim." Brooklyn Eagle, June 20, 1898:  p. 16.
  • "Want Demurrer Dismissed." Brooklyn Eagle, November 20, 1898:  p. 10.
  • "Judgement for the Railroad." Brooklyn Eagle, March 1, 1899:  p. 7.  -- a suit by the Montauks against the LIRR, dating from 1897, sustained in court.
  • "Montauks Try Again:  Appellate Court Decides in Their Favor in Indian Land Suit."  Brooklyn Eagle, July 8,1899:  p. 7.
  • "U.S. Bureau of Ethnology to [Survey] Indians."  Brooklyn Eagle, February 16, 1902:  p. 41.
  • "The Montauk Indian Bill.  Arguments Heard for and Against Its Passage at Albany."  New York Times, February 20, 1902:  p. 5.
  • "Montauk Indians' Bill Recommitted."  New York Times, February 28, 1903:  p. 7.
  • "New York Legislature:  Montauk Indian Bill Laid Aside in the Senate."  New York Times, March 17, 1903:  p. 5.
  • "Elsberg Hit at Raines:  Senate Feud Revived in Debate Over Montauk Indian Bill."  New York Times, March 31, 1905:  p. 3.
  • "Indians Can't Get Lands:  Court Rules They Cannot Reoccupy Acreage at Montauk Point."  New York Times, October 12, 1910:  p. 6.
  • "Indian Culture at L.I. Outpost." New York Times, August 26, 1973:  p. 90.
  • "Suffolk Digging into Montauk's Past." New York Times, August 10, 1975:  p. 71.
  • DeLatiner, Barbara.  "Learning a Heritage."  New York Times, April 11, 1976:  p. 439.
  • Rather, John.  "Indian Lore Delays Montauk Developer."  New York Times, September 20, 1981:  p. L 14.
  • DeLainter, Barbara.  "Indian Uses Art to Recapture His Roots."  New York Times, June 14, 1987:  p. LI 31.
  • DeLatiner, Barbara.  "New Exhibit Sheds Light on the Ancient Montauk Indians."  New York Times, January 27, 1991:  p. LI 13.
  • Fullam, Anne C.  "Montauk Leader Sees Hope for Official Tribal Recognition."  New York Times, October 11, 1992:  p.  LI 10.