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date: 02 March 2021

Massasoitlocked

(1600?–1661)
  • Katja May

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Massasoit (1600?–1661), leader of the Wampanoag Indians, who was also known as Great Chief, Woosamequin, Ousamequin, and Yellow Feather, was born near the site of Bristol, Rhode Island, and lived in Pokanoket near Motaup, or Mount Hope, near the southern end of the peninsula of Rhode Island. Nothing is known of his parents or his youth. Though Massasoit was not warlike, his sphere of influence extended over present-day New England from approximately Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Narragansett Bay. Governor ...

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