American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Massasoit 1580?-1661. Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrim colonists and signed a peace treaty with them at Plymouth.
- n. Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrims (1580-1661)
“He seems to have been in Massasoit's eyes a man without anchor, out for himself.”
“Governor William Bradford and Massasoit made a treaty of friendship.”
“Later he brought the great Indian chief Massasoit to the colony.”
“She was singing “America the Beautiful” at his graduation commencement at Massasoit Community College.”
“Today's highlight in Britain is the five-runner graduation chase at Carlisle, in which Massasoit 3.00 gets a narrow vote.”
“In 1621, Squanto was the guide and translator for settlers Stephen Hopkins and Edward Winslow as they traveled upland on a diplomatic mission to the Wampanoag sachem, known today as Massasoit.”
“Massasoit, the great Sachem of the Wampanoag, knew these facts, yet he and his People welcomed and befriended the settlers of the Plymouth Plantation.”
“High on a hill, overlooking the famed Plymouth Rock, stands the statue of our great Sachem, Massasoit.”
“This action by Massasoit was perhaps our biggest mistake.”
“At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others.”
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