Thirteenth Generation

7438. Yanno154,595 was born in 1595 in Yarmouth, Massachusetts (Barnstable).154 Mattachee Indian Village He died in 1623 at the age of 28 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Barnstable).154,437 He was buried in Gay Head, Massachusetts (Dukes).595 Was full-blood Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father and mother. Full blood Wampanoag Indian

John Hyanno * Chief Sachem of the Cummaquid(67) was born about 1595 in Mattache Indian Village, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.(4015) (52)(67) He died before Mar 1622/23.(52) (67) "...[T]he pinnace sailed south past Plymouth to the bottom of Cape Cod Bay, dropping anchor off Cummaquid, a name retained by one of the shore villages in the township of Barnstable. They were well received by Iyanough, the local sachem, whom the Pilgrims had met and been so impressed with the year before. A young man in his twenties, he was 'personable, gentle, courteous, and fair-conditioned; indeed, not like a savage save for his attire. His entertainment was answerable to his parts, and his cheer plentiful and various.' So it was again, and Iyanough undertook to gather as large a supply of provisions as the Cummaquid could spare." ((source: George F. Willison, Saints and Strangers, (New York: Time Incorporated, 1964), pp 228-229)

Iyanough was the chief sachem of the the Cummaquid tribe. The Pilgrims had landed in his area when they were searching for the Nausets. He told them that young John Billington, whom the Nausets had found lost in the woods and taken, was just fine. He gave the Pilgrims a big dinner with entertainment. He then came aboard the shallop and sailed with the Pilgrims leading them to Nauset. When they arrived, the tide was out and they could not come ashore, but Iyanough swam ashore to inform Aspinet--the chief sachem of the Nausets--of the Pilgrims arrival.

After the Pilgrims left the Nausets, the wind did not allow them to get home directly, and so they ended up back with Iyanough again. The Pilgrims being very thirsty, Iyanough led an expedition in search of some fresh water for them to drink. The Cummaquid tribe held another celebration of singing and dancing. The next day Iyanough gave them the water they needed, and the Pilgrims made their way back to Patuxet (Plymouth).

The Pilgrims described Iyanough as follows: "Iyanough, a man not exceeding twenty-six years of age, but very personable, gentle, courteous, and fair conditioned, indeed not like a savage, save for his attire. His entertainment was answerable to his parts, and his cheer plentiful and various."

Barnstable was one of the first three towns settled on the Cape, incorporated in 1639 along with Sandwich and Yarmouth. Named for Barnstaple, England, (the colonists were not known for their spelling strengths) many place names in the town actually reflect the early presence of Native Indians of various tribes. The villages of Cotuit, Cummaquid and Hyannis can trace their names to Indian roots. Hyannis, for example, is named for Iyannough (also spelled Iyanough, or Iyanno or a number of other ways), the Cummaquid sachem who extended kind hospitality to early settlers. His grave, off Route 6A in Cummaquid along the north shore of Barnstable, is marked (look for the sign), and a bronze statue of him stands in at the Village Green on Main Street in Hyannis as it rightly should. (source: Historic Cape Cod, Parents: Iyanough (Highyannough, Ihyannough) * Sachem of the Wampanoag and Daughter of Canonicus * Princess of the Narangasett.

He was married to Mary No-Pee * about 1622.(6729) Children were: Mary (Little Dove) Hyanno Princess of the Wampaoag *, John Hyanno.

The following from Barnstable Town Records, pages 5 & 6...

"On ye 19th of July 1664 Yanno, Sachem sold to Nathaniel Bacon and Tristram Hull in ye behalf and for use of ye town of Barnstable all that his tract of land at South sea lying within the precincts of Barnstable, for the use of the town, bounded Easterly by ye bounds of Yarmouth, Northerly by ye lands that was bought of Nepoyetum & Westerly, by ye lands bought of Paupmumucke, excepting the skirts of good land about the Cove, bounded &c." Mary "No-Pee" Noepe and Yanno were married before 1620 in Cummaquid, Massachusetts (Barnstable).154,597

7439. Mary "No-Pee" Noepe154 was born about 1600 in Barnstable, Massachusetts (Barnstable).597 She died in Barnstable, Massachusetts (Barnstable).597 She was buried in Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Barnstable).595 No-Pee was full-blood Wampanoag Indian from father and mother. Mary Nopee? Mary was the English name given to one of the wives of Iyanough, Sachem of Mattakeeset. She is said to be the daughter of Nohtooksait, a Sachem at Aquinnah on Nope, the fishing island (Martha's Vineyard). Nope meaning "The place out in the water." Nop meaning bitter or salt water. Thus this woman, her real name given by her people unknown, became Mary for the English and someone then added Nopee for where she came from.


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John Yanno Jr.595 was born about 1620 in Cummaquid, Massachusetts (Barnstable). He died after 27 September 1680 at the age of 60. He was buried in Gay Head, Massachusetts (Dukes).595 John was full-blood Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father and mother. The following came from the Barnstable town records, page 6

"In presence of Thomas Hinckley Asstn Sept. 27th 1680, John Yauno, Indian of Gayhead at Nope Island, eldest son and heir of Yarmo Sachem of ye South Sea in Barnstable late deceased, bargained & sold to Thomas Hinckley Senior for 28 shillings received of him the tract of land sold by his father to the agents of Barnstable for the use of the town, in case they should repay the purchase money and charge therof to him the said, Thomas Hinkley "signed sealed & D.D"



Mary M. Yanno-31093.