The Weantinock were a Native American tribe that existed during and prior to colonial times in western Connecticut, United States. They were a sub-group of the Paugussett Nation and lived in what is present day New Milford. They were a farming and fishing culture, cultivating corn, squash, beans and tobacco and fishing in freshwater and possibly traveling to the coast to fish in summer months.[1]

They eventually amalgamated with the Potatuck and other indigenous people to form Schaghticokes in western Connecticut.[2]


  1. Charles W. Brilvitch (2007). A History of Connecticut's Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe. The History Press. pp. 13–14. ISBN 978-1-59629-296-3.
  2. Lynne P. Sullivan, Susan C. Prezzano (2001). Archaeology of the Appalachian Highlands. Univ. of Tennessee Press. pp. 255–263. ISBN 978-1-57233-142-6.

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