- 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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Boldly he declared that Massasoit was a traitor, and ought to be deposed.
Massasoit, as soon as he heard of it, sent word that the boy was found.
The Wampanoags, under Massasoit, held Massachusetts generally.
Massasoit was very importunate to have them remain longer with him.
Edward Winslow heard that Massasoit was sick and like to die.Medical Essays
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- died 1661, Wampanoag Indian chief, who negotiated peace with the Pilgrim Fathers (1621)
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