Paucamp was known as Corchaug tribe’s sachem during the mid 17th-century, involved with the sale of Corchaug lands.

Sale of Fort Corchaug

Fort Corchaug was sold the the English in 1648/49, which informally ended Paucamp’s leader role as Sachem and ended the autonomy of the Corchaug people. By 1661, Paucamp was referred to as “late sachem of Corchaug…”1

Sale of Southold

In 1665, as the colonists recorded the confirmed sale of Southold, the document was signed by forty-three Indians, Paucamp and Ambuscow among them, but receiving no indication of special status.2

  1. Southold Town Records I, 208-209[]
  2. Gaynell Stone, Native Forts of Long Island, pp. 101[]