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Plymouth Colony


Definition: Native American who first met the Pilgrims. It was he who walked into their settlement and said, "Greetings, Englishmen." He returned several times, bringing other Native Americans, including the great Massasoit, leader of the Wampanoag, who made a peace treaty with the Pilgrims.

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 Samoset
Find out more about this famous Native American.

More on Samoset
Still more on the Pilgrims' first Native American visitor.

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