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Massasoit

[mas-uh-soit]
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noun
  1. c1580–1661, North American Indian leader: sachem of the Wampanoag tribe; negotiator of peace treaty with the Pilgrims 1621 (father of King Philip).
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Historical Examples

  • Boldly he declared that Massasoit was a traitor, and ought to be deposed.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • The Wampanoags, under Massasoit, held Massachusetts generally.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • Massasoit, as soon as he heard of it, sent word that the boy was found.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • Massasoit was very importunate to have them remain longer with him.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

  • Edward Winslow heard that Massasoit was sick and like to die.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


British Dictionary definitions for massasoit

Massasoit

noun
  1. died 1661, Wampanoag Indian chief, who negotiated peace with the Pilgrim Fathers (1621)
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