Sakonnet, Rhode Island

Sakonnet is today Little Compton, Rhode Island (q.v.).

"In 1674, Benjamin Church, a thirty-three-year-old carpenter, had become the first Englishman to settle in the southeastern tip of Narragansett Bay at a place called Sakonnet, home to the female sachem Awashonks and several hundred of her people." Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower