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Massasoit

[mas-uh-soit] /ˈmæs əˌsɔɪt/
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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  • Boldly he declared that Massasoit was a traitor, and ought to be deposed.

    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
  • The Wampanoags, under Massasoit, held Massachusetts generally.

    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.
  • A treaty was then made for fifty years, Massasoit taking "the same."

  • After that time, Massasoit said, the Indians had refused to have any dealings with the whites.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • To the great surprise of Massasoit's men, there was an Indian with these palefaces.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • The next day Massasoit and sixty of his warriors visited the English.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • Massasoit recognized them immediately, for they were some of the party that he had met at Plymouth.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for Massasoit

Massasoit

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