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A subordinate chief among the Algonquians of North America.

[Eastern Abenaki sα`kəmα.]


(Anthropology & Ethnology) (among some North American Indians) a chief or eminent man. Also called: sachem
[C17: from Abnaki sāgimau, literally: he overcomes]


(ˈsæg əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr)

(among the American Indians of New England) a chief or leader.
[1605–15, Amer.; < Eastern Abenaki sάkəmα < Proto-Algonquian *sa·kima·wa; compare sachem]
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Noun1.sagamore - a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)
Indian chief, Indian chieftain - the leader of a group of Native Americans
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Foot by foot, they were driven back from the shores, until I, that am a chief and a Sagamore, have never seen the sun shine but through the trees, and have never visited the graves of my fathers.
I am on the hilltop and must go down into the valley; and when Uncas follows in my footsteps there will no longer be any of the blood of the Sagamores, for my boy is the last of the Mohicans.
These are an Indian sagamore and his attendants, who have come to gaze at the labors of the white men.
He was lodged in the prison, not as suspected of any offence, but as the most convenient and suitable mode of disposing of him, until the magistrates should have conferred with the Indian sagamores respecting his ransom.
Holgrave opened it, and displayed an ancient deed, signed with the hieroglyphics of several Indian sagamores, and conveying to Colonel Pyncheon and his heirs, forever, a vast extent of territory at the Eastward.
Visitors to CEDIA will be able to see LifeLink and Lifeware controlling Vantage products in both companies' booths (Exceptional Innovation, Booth 2006 - Sagamore Ballroom; Vantage booth 324 - Main Floor).
Two of these loans, Southpark Towers II and University Commons, also belong to the same rake, Loan Group 6, and the Sagamore Resort belongs to Loan Group 7.
Earlier today we also announced expansion plans for both our Sagamore and Loudon facilities in the US which will involve capital expenditure totalling GBP 100 million.
Marc Weller, co-founder of Sagamore Development Co.
The new building will be an extension of the existing Sagamore Building and will feature open plan work areas, a central auditorium, and numerous meeting spaces.
15 April 2016 - A joint venture between real estate investors InSite Group and EL Group has acquired the 93-room Sagamore Hotel, located in South Beach, Miami, Florida, the groups said.
But Richard Luff, president and co-owner of Sagamore Hampton Golf Club in North Hampton, is part of a family tradition stretching back to the late 1920s that sets itself apart--so much so that Luff co-authored a book on using ecologically sound methods pioneered by his father, Peter.