Who was Stephen Talkhouse?

Stephen Taukus “Talkhouse” Pharaoh (1821-1879) was a Montaukett Native American renowned for his daily walks on Long Island’s East End. He was also a whaler and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Many landmarks along his route are named in his honor, including the popular nightclub in Amagansett. He is buried at Indian Field Cemetery, located within Theodore Roosevelt County Park.