What’s S’cunnet?

S’cunnet is an old, Yankee, poeticism for Sakonnet, the original name for Little Compton, RI, and still refers generally to the southwest side of the peninsula that comprises the town.  Named for the original inhabitants, variously the Sogkonnet, Sagonnet Seconet, Saconet band of the Wampanoag Indians, the name means land/haunt of the black (Canada) goose.












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