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A subordinate chief among the Algonquians of North America.

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