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A Map of Connecticut: Showing Sachemdoms, Trails, Domains, Forts, Landmarks and Place-names
2002
Maker:Compiled and created by Iron Thunderhorse , American, born 1950
Publisher:Published by Algonquin Confederacy of the Quinnipiac Tribal Council, Inc. , American, founded 1989
Inkjet print; colored inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 21 5/8 x 33 1/2in. (54.9 x 85.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 21 5/8 x 33 1/2in. (54.9 x 85.1cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Gallery Copy: The Algonquian Confederacy of the Quinnipiac Tribal Council was founded in 1989 to preserve, protect, and promote the culture of the Quinnipiac peoples. This map was compiled by Iron Thunderhorse, Grand Sachem of the Thunder Clan, and published in 2002 as part of that effort. It is based on Mathias Spiess's 1930 Map of Connecticut showing Indian Trails and Villages, but adds more detail and interpretation.
Description: Four-part reproduction map of the state of Connecticut, divided into Algonquian domains, primarily depicting sachemdoms and Native American place-names. Trails are shown in red, forts as a series of four boxes, landmarks as "x"s, and burial grounds as a circle with a dot in it. In the white space around the map are depictions of Hobbomock and Maushop, Algonquian stone giants, a bird of prey with a fish in its talons, and a Native American man gardening. Two canoes are shown in the space below the map, with a sentence describing the use of clams and oysters in diet and bead-making. The legend, in the bottom right corner, features two traditionally-dressed Algonquian men, one holding a bow and the other sitting with a quiver of arrows above him. Natural features include rivers; elevation, conveyed with clusters of peaks; and islands. Drawings of turkeys, bear, beavers and deer are scattered across the map. Accompanying the map is a three-page list of place-name definitions.
Cartographic Note: No scale
Inscription: Recto, top, printed in black ink: "THE ALGONQUIAN CONFEDERACY OF THE QUINNIPIAC TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC. (ACQTC © 2002)" Lower left, printed in black ink: "COMPILED AND CREATED BY: / Biwabiko Paddaquahas / (Iron Thunderhorse) / Thunder Clan Grand Sachem" Bottom left, printed in black ink: "A / MAP OF / CONNECTICUT: / SHOWING / Sachemdoms, Trails, Domains, Forts, / Landmarks and Place-names / QUINNEHTUKQUT: / "along the long-tidal-river" / [CIRCA-1600's]" Bottom, printed in black ink: "THE ALGONQUIAN CONFEDERACY OF THE QUINNIPIAC TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC. (ACQTC © 2002)" Verso, all four sheets, bottom, handwritten in pencil: "98021"
Object Number: 2002.309.0a-d
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