Chief Big Eagle Letter to Saygo (1981)


Chief Big Eagle Letter to Saygo (1981)


Interstate relations
Economic aspects


Chief Big Eagle writes Saygo about trade and also trade with Puerto Ricans. He also asks for an update about the Mohawk Nation and tells Saygo he goes to court to pass a state bill to take more land into trust. He mentions a person named Art Montore.


Paugussett Tribe


Chief Big Eagle


Monday the 31st, 1981

Original Format



Good To Hear You On The Phone, I Was Worried That You Had Fallen Sick. But Good To Know That You Are Ok. Enclosed Find Check For $70.00 Dollars I Owe You.Now I Am Out Of Everything Like Pouches Shoulder Bags, I Need Some More Of The Deer Necklaces If You Have Them. So If You Have And Can Send Me Some Of Them I Will Be In Good Shape For A While. I Imagine The Next Order I Get From Overseas Will Be Double As They Have Been Doing And Right Know I Am Getting Some Porto Ricans Comming, And They Like The Pouches And Deer Necklaces.I Will Be Glad When Marsha Has Baby Then I Can Come And Do Shopping. She Got Two Weeks Now Then They Will Have To Force Labor.Well It Looks Like Rain Today So I Better Get This Off, I Am Almost Finished With A Nother Wall Hanger. Getting Place Cleaned Up For The Summer. Still In Court Every Week Nothing Yet. How Is The Mohawks Doing, You Are The Only One I Get News From, I Heard That Art Montore Set The Chiefs Up, And He Is In Californa Is It True. May The Creator Take Care Of You We Are Talking On Bill To Get The State To Take New Land In Trust Today.




Paugussett Tribe, “Chief Big Eagle Letter to Saygo (1981),” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed May 28, 2024,