This answer alarmed Canonicus, who thought that the snake's skin must be conjured, and he did not pursue the matter further.
Their chief was named Canonicus, and he was no friend to Massasoit or to the Pilgrims.
Williams was brave, and he had need to be when he made his visit to the wigwam of the chief, Canonicus.
Canonicus was quick-witted enough to take the hint, and thereafter he let the Pilgrims alone.
Canonicus had brought over to his cause one of the minor chiefs of Massasoit, named Corbitant.
Canonicus and his nephew Miantonomoh, chiefs of the Narragansetts, ruled over all this new region.
Canonicus had no wish to meet a foe who was thus prompt for the encounter.
The governor (Bradford) taking the rattle-snake's skin, and filling it with powder and shot, returned it to Canonicus.
His friend Canonicus owned the land, and he gladly let him have what he needed.
This threat from the settlers frightened Canonicus and he would not take the war-path against them.