Konkapot River

(Monterey, New Marlborough, and Sheffield, Massachusetts; North Canaan,
Connecticut)

Main attributes of this Native American place: Native person; Travel route.

This watercourse was named after the Stockbridge Mohican sachem, Captain John Konkapot, who was an influential Tribal leader during the early and mid-eighteenth century. He was central to the founding of the Indian town of Stockbridge. The river is slightly more than 22 miles long. Its headwaters are at Lake Garfield in Monterey. Its winding course crosses the Connecticut line at East Sheffield, briefly entering North Canaan before flowing into the Housatonic River, just north of Bartholomew’s Cobble and the historic location of the Weataug Indian settlement.

Contributor: Timothy Binzen

SOURCES

Frazier, Patrick 1992. The Mohicans of Stockbridge. University of Nebraska Press.

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