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Massasoit

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Samoset
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Wampanoag

 

Definition: Massasoit was the chief of the Native American tribe the Wampanoag. He was introduced to the Pilgrims by Samoset and later signed a peace treaty with them that lasted for 50 years.

Related Resources:
The Pilgrims: Voyage to Freedom
Follow the Pilgrims as they sail across the Atlantic Ocean, from England to America, in search of religious freedom. See who they meet when they land in New England. Find out about the first Thanksgiving.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Massasoit
Find out more about this famous Native American.

Text of 1621 Peace Treaty
Read all about it. See how the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag agreed to peace.

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