Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Meaning of Sunsquam

I believe I have found out the meaning of the name Sunsquam, as I wondered in my previous post. Note the following translations of Algonquin words:

Squam: Pleasant Water Place

Sunapee: Rocky Pond

Suncook: Rocky Point

So from there is it not a far reach to say Sunsquam means something like "Rocky Pleasant Water Place" in Algonquin.

Wilbur, C. Keith. The New England Indians. 1978, The Globe Pequot Press: Connecticut

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