Well waddaya know.... Chief Gramatan

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Posted by Sarah on February 07, 1999 at 11:39:47:

Well waddaya know ... there's a street near me here in Mt. Vernon (NY) named Gramatan, and the church where I sing is on a hill called Sunset Hill in Bronxville. Well, I've just discovered that at the street at the base of the hill is a plaque stating the following:

"Sunset Hill where in the year 1666 Gramatan Chief of the Mohican Indians signed a deed transferring Eastchester to the White Man."

I'll have to find out more about this deed -- I'll bet it was something in which the White Man wangled the Indians out of tons of land for a small pig or a bundle of guns and some smallpox!! Still, I never thought how interesting the details of my neighborhood might be! Does anyone have any info about this Chief Gramatan?


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