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• Massasoit
Plymouth Colony


Definition: Native American tribe that lived primarily in what is New York. They and their leader, Massasoit, befriended the Pilgrims and made a peace treaty with them.

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The Wampanoag
The Wampanoag were a collection of tribes in North America who helped the Pilgrims and other English settlers for many years before finally turning against them.

The First Thanksgiving
The Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving with the Wampanoag Indians in 1621. Find out how it came about.

Elsewhere on the Web:
History of the Wampanoag
Find out more about this famous Native American tribe.

People of the First Light
Why were the Wampanoag called this? This site tells you.

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