[ mas-uh-soit ]
/ ˈmæs əˌsɔɪt /
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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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How to use Massasoit in a sentence
Ousamequin, often referred to as Massasoit, which is his title and means “great sachem,” faced a nearly impossible situation, historians and educators said.This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret it 400 years later.|Dana Hedgpeth|November 4, 2021|Washington Post
A meeting was appointed, and when Massasoit appeared, a few days later, Standish received him.
Massasoit had no provisions in his wigwam, so he and his guests went to bed hungry.
After a solemn service they held a great feast, to which Massasoit and ninety other Indians were invited.
This treaty was kept forty years, and Massasoit and his tribe faithfully helped the colonists to fight the other Indians.
But when Massasoit died, his two sons, who had received the names of Alexander and Philip, began to rule in their turn.
British Dictionary definitions for Massasoit
/ (ˈmæsəˌsɔɪt) /
died 1661, Wampanoag Indian chief, who negotiated peace with the Pilgrim Fathers (1621)
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