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Secatogue means "black meadow lands".
Four of the thirteen tribes on Long Island shared its shoreline as a common fishing station and meeting place for sachems. These tribes were the Setaukets, the Nissequogues, the Secatogs and the Unkechaugs.
Islip, Smithtown and Brookhaven formed separate townships with the right to purchase land beginning at the shoreline of Lake Ronkonkoma. This precluded the possibility of ever having a single community with the lake as its natural center.
Lake Ronkonkoma in the Brookhaven section originally belonged to the Setauket and Unkechaug Tribes, in Smithtown, the Nissequoges, and in Islip, the Setalcotts. [Secatogue]
Lake Ronkonkoma has been called a place of haunting mystery
Indeed, several historians believe that a careful interpretation of old Norse sagas has produced evidence that Karsefni, Leif Erickson's son-in-law may have landed at Belle Terre near Port Jefferson. It is claimed that Karsefni released two Irish slaves directing them to explore the
land to the South. If these men did explore in 1010 AD as claimed, they were among the first Europeans to see this area.
Secatogue means "black meadow lands". The Secatogue Indians were mostly peaceful and friendly, and showed the first settlers how to plant potatoes, sweet corn, squash, and other native American crops.
In the Great South Bay is the hard clam, called by the Indians "quahaug." The dark purple spot on the clam shell was carved into cylindrical beads and strung on sinews, called "wampum".
Raconkamuck,'' which translates as ``the boundary fishing place'' in the Algonquian language. What is now known as Lake Ronkonkoma served as a boundary between lands occupied by four Indian communities: Nissequogues, Setaukets, Secatogues and Unkechaugs.
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