Chieftain vs Sagamore - What's the difference?

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Chieftain is a related term of sagamore.

As nouns the difference between chieftain and sagamore

is that chieftain is a leader of a clan or tribe while sagamore is a chief of one or several native american tribe(s), especially of the algonquians.




(en noun)
  • A leader of a clan or tribe.
  • A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
  • Synonyms

    * (A very powerful person) chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, boss, employer, foreman, head, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, manager, mover and shaker, top banana, top dog, tycoon



    (en noun)
  • A chief of one or several Native American tribe(s), especially of the Algonquians.
  • Be it sagamore , sachem, or powwow. — Longfellow.
  • (obsolete) A juice used in medicine.
  • (Johnson)


    * sachem