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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cacique.

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  • "The English speakers must have been careful with their hosts, because the leader, or cassique, of the Natives, a tribe known as the Kiawah, took an interest. The cassique led the Carolina a ship north to a handsome bay formed by two rivers. This new landing place lay about 250 miles north of St. Augustine, Florida, where the Spanish, hated colonial rivals of Britain, sat grimly in their forts. The English settled just inland from the ocean on a marshy riverbend."

    —Edward Ball, Slaves in the Family (NY: Ballantine Books, 1998), 28

    September 26, 2009