Chiefs and Leaders
chief,who lived in the 17th century. He was chief of the Delawares, He was known
by and called several names
:Temane, Tamenand, Taminent, Tameny, and Tammany. According to one account, he was the first Indian
to welcome William Penn to this country, and was a party to Penn's famous treaty.Tamanend
was the sachem or trusted spokesman of his village.
THE TAMANEND TRIBUTE ROCK
Tammany as the greatest and best chief known
considered him a great man. In the Revolutionary war his enthusiastic admirers dubbed him a saint...St. Tammany, the Patron Saint of America. His name was inserted
in some calendars, and his festival celebrated on the first day of May in every year."
"Sons of King Tammany," with strongly Loyalist
tendency. It is probable that the "Saint Tammany" society was a later organization of Revolutionary sympathizers opposed to the kingly idea
To this early period belongs their great chief Tamenend from
whom the Tammany Society takes its name.