sagamore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sagamore a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sagamore A juice used in medicine.
    • Sagamore The head of a tribe among the American Indians; a chief; -- generally used as synonymous with sachem, but some writters distinguished between them, making the sachem a chief of the first rank, and a sagamore one of the second rank. "Be it sagamore , sachem, or powwow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sagamore A king or chief among some tribes of American Indians. Some writers regard sagamore as synonymous with sachem, but others distinguish between them, regarding sachem as a chief of the first rank, and sagamore as one of the second.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sagamore sag′a-mōr a chief among some tribes of American Indians—prob. conn. with sachem.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Sachem

Usage

In literature:

At last the Saturday came, and the WEEKLY SAGAMORE arrived.
"The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories" by Mark Twain
You see before you a chief of the great Mohican Sagamores!
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
These are an Indian sagamore and his attendants, who have come to gaze at the labors of the white men.
"Grandfather's Chair" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I had a rifle-range at Sagamore Hill, where I often took friends to shoot.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Much the best hunter I ever owned was a sorrel horse named Sagamore.
"Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches" by Theodore Roosevelt
Another tribe, of about the same number, dwelt on Tatnuck Hill, under Sagamore Solomon.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3" by Various
But the long-sighted old sagamore was right.
"Days of the Discoverers" by L. Lamprey
Rebecca did not then know it was Rowls, the Sagamore of the Newichewannock Camp.
"Some Three Hundred Years Ago" by Edith Gilman Brewster
Flowers sent to Sagamore Hill by the school children of Nassau county were the only tokens of public welcome for the homecoming.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
Among them were a werowance and a sagamore.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
She was so surprised that her children were ignorant of Masconomo, the sagamore of Agawam.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
Upon this couch we sat, and opened our business with the aged sagamore.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Various bands of Hurons and Algonquins came to meet the great white Sagamore, and he secured much trade for the coming season.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Once, too, he had seen him at the Sagamore Angling Club up state.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
You see before you a chief of the great Mohican Sagamores!
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
And he is a "great chief," so it is well to have a place called Sagamore Hill.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
He died at his Sagamore Hill home in 1920, after a life of vigorous activity to the last.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
Lescarbot describes the Indian sagamore as a man of great influence who loved the French and admired their civilization.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
It was not until beyond the Sagamore the Flyer began to deserve its name.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
Micmac sagamore; became a convert to Christianity in extreme old age.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
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In poetry:

From the Crystal Hills to the far southeast
The river Sagamores came to the feast;
And chiefs whose homes the sea-winds shook
Sat down on the mats of Pennacook.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
That word! How it gladdened the Pilgrim yore,
As he stood in the snow on the desolate shore!
When the shout of the sagamore startled his ear
In the phrase of the Saxon, 't was music to hear!
"At The Banquet To The Grand Duke Alexis" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

On Sept 14, 2009, work began to repave the Sagamore Bridge.
Built in 1935, the Sagamore Bridge has never undergone major repairs save for a similar paving project that was undertaken 20 years ago.
Sagamore Hill Prepares to Put Its Collection Into Storage.
Sagamore Yacht Club Commodore 's Cup Regatta.
Sagamore Yacht Club Commodore's Cup Regatta.
Sagamore Hill Increasing TR's Hamlet Presence.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 11 am to 4 p.m.
5/3 (Bourne) State police are adding an additional detail to the Sagamore Bridge in an effort to keep traffic flowing at the ongoing steel repair project.
Lane restrictions scheduled for Sagamore Bridge.
Last week's purchase of The Sagamore by Sagbolt LLC has surprised and concerned many in area communities, with a reported 103 layoffs and policy changes that will affect the 700-plus remaining staff at the historic resort.
BOLTON LANDING Last weeks purchase of The Sagamore by Sagbolt LLC has surprised and concerned many in area communities, with a reported 103 layoffs and policy changes that will affect the 700-plus remaining staff at the historic resort.
Sagamore to be sold.
The Sagamore , a high-end resort located on Lake George in Bolton Landing, will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Wednesday.
View full size The Associated Press Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, left, chats with Alfred Vanderbilt III at Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, Md.
Playboy's Super Saturday Night Party 9 pm, Sagamore Hotel 671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
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