Pronunciation: (sā'chum), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/sachem.html on line 79 [key]
1. (among some North American Indians)
a. the chief of a tribe.
b. the chief of a confederation.
2. a member of the governing body of the League of the Iroquois.
3. one of the high officials in the Tammany Society.
4. Slang.a political party leader.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.