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  Massasoit - Encyclopedia.com
Massasoit's son, Metacomet, became famous as King Philip (see King Philip's War).
Massasoit was the famous Indian chief who aided and befriended the...
Massasoit was the Wampanoag Indian chief -- or...
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  Massasoit - MSN Encarta
Massasoit (1580?-1661), Native American chief of the Wampanoag who governed the greater part of what is now Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Shortly after the arrival of the Pilgrims in America, Massasoit and Governor John Carver of Plymouth Colony signed the earliest recorded treaty in New England.
Massasoit's eldest son, Wamsutta, became sachem, or chief, upon his father's death in 1661.
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 Massasoit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Massasoit actively sought the alliance since two significant outbreaks of smallpox brought by the English had devastated the Wampanoag during the previous six years.
Massasoit's eldest son, Wamsutta, became sachem of the Pokanoket on the death of his father.
Metacom, Massasoit's second son became sachem of the Pokanoket, and chief sachem of the Greater Wampanoag Confederacy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Massasoit   (897 words)

 Massasoit State Park
In the fall the contrast of scarlet cranberry bogs against the pines is breathtaking.
Massasoit is also a favorite of trailer campers, with most of its 123 campsites provided with electrical or water hookups.
Massasoit State Park is located in south-eastern Massachusetts.
www.mass.gov /dcr/parks/southeast/mass.htm   (243 words)

 Teach Kids History: Native American- Massasoit
Massasoit was a great leader of the Wampanoag who was born in what is now known as Rhode Island around 1590.
Massasoit agreed that his Indians would not harm the Pilgrims, and the two sides agreed that they would come to each other's aid if they were attacked.
Massasoit lived to the age of 66, which was a long life for the times, and was always a close friend and ally of the Plymouth Colony.
www.teachkidshistory.com /native-american/massasoit.shtml   (516 words)

 Search Results for "Massasoit"
Massasoit, (mas´soi´it, mas´soit´) (KEY), c.1580-1661, chief of the Wampanoag.
The war is named for King Philip, the son of Massasoit and chief of the Wampanoag.
Massasoit's deed to settlers is in historical mus.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Massasoit   (259 words)

Massasoit was told that King James of England saluted him with love and peace, and accepted him as a friend and ally.
Massasoit then revealed to the Pilgrims a conspiracy plot by the Massachusetts Indians to attack them and the Wessagusett Colony, and the Pilgrims led by Myles Standish, with the help of some of Massasoit's warriors, defeated the plot before it could materialize.
Thus, it appears by this marginal note that Moanam (alias Wamsutta alias Alexander) is the son of Massasoit (alias Woosamequen); and Metacom (alias Philip) was the son of Moanam and grandson of Massasoit.
members.aol.com /calebj/massasoit.html   (1156 words)

 Welcome to Massasoit School
Massasoit School serves boys and girls, ages 7 - 21 who have serious learning, behavioral and emotional problems.
Massasoit School was founded and accepted its first students in 1981.
Massasoit School takes seriously its responsibility to serve the needs of public schools.
www.massasoit.org /mshome.htm   (251 words)

Massasoit saw the superior arms of the English settlers as a good defense and was quick to befriend them.
In 1632, Massasoit was forced to flee to Plymouth to escape capture by the Narragansett.
Massasoit died in Rhode Island in 1662, survived by two daughters and three sons.
nativeamericanrhymes.com /chiefs/massasoit.htm   (417 words)

 Massasoit wins a third straight MCCAC crown in men's hoop
Massasoit's Jarrell Jackson goes up with the ball as Springfield Tech's Henry Ogirri watches in the first half of their MCCAC men's final Sunday in Brockton.
Massasoit's master pickpocket Jarrell Jackson earned MCCAC Tournament MVP honors, ridiculing the Rams' backcourt to the tune of 10 steals while tying for game-high scoring honors with 25 points as the Warriors posted their second decisive win in as many days.
Massasoit stretched the lead to 28 points before the Warriors started to drain the clock and Stapleton began to sit his starters.
www.enterprisenews.com /articles/2006/02/27/news/sports/sports01.txt   (707 words)

 Massasoit professors' extra pay is probed - The Boston Globe
The matter has widespread implications for the state's community college system, where the 15 public colleges have wide latitude to excuse professors from teaching duties each semester and are not required to formally track what professors do during their release time.
The professors' teaching loads at Massasoit, state higher education officials say, also highlights another problem the state wants to fix with legislation: the labeling of some courses as ''continuing education" even though their content is identical to the material in regular classes.
But in 1993, Massasoit expanded its continuing education offerings by extending them to daytime to improve their financial situations as state aid dwindled, community college officials say.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/02/12/massasoit_professors_extra_pay_is_probed   (1085 words)

 Massasoit mulls Middleboro site for satellite campus
MIDDLEBORO — Massasoit Community College is considering establishing a satellite campus in Middleboro at the former St. Luke's Hospital site, and has hired a consultant to conduct a feasibility study on the concept.
Massasoit Senior Vice President Carl Kowalski told a gathering of Middleboro business and community leaders on Monday the college was seriously considering a location in town.
Consultant James Samel, a lawyer and chief executive officer of the Education Alliance, was hired by Massasoit to conduct the study.
www.enterprisenews.com /articles/2006/07/18/news/news/news09.txt   (525 words)

 Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1983 to conserve the Federally endangered Plymouth redbelly turtle, as well as other wildlife and plant species.
Massasoit NWR is located within a 3,269-acre area designated as critical habitat for the Plymouth redbelly turtle.
Massasoit NWR is one of eight refuges comprising the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex.
www.fws.gov /refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=53517   (462 words)

 Massasoit Chapter Five
MASSASOIT (1), alias Asamequin, or Osamequin, chief of the Wampanoag tribe of Indians at the time of the landing of the English at Plymouth, had children as follows:
AMIE (2) (Massasoit -1), daughter of Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoags, was born at a date unknown.
Thus we see that Benjamin Tuspaquin [No. 12], a great-grandson of the chieftain Massasoit, married Mercy Felix, a granddaughter of John Sassamon, and thus the lands granted to John Sassamon and to his daughter Assowetough, and to her husband Felix, came into the possession and ownership of the Tuspaquin family.
massasoit.0catch.com /gene1.htm   (1203 words)

In 1661 the Massasoit was still living as he complained to the General Court of Massachusetts about an attack within his dominions by Oneko.
The court ruled in the Massasoit's behalf and the matter was settled.
Although the Massasoit refused to let the missionaries Christianize his Wampanoags and firmly refused to let himself be converted, he was always proud of his friendship with the Pilgrims.
www.rootsweb.com /~mosmd/massasoit.htm   (1067 words)

Massasoit was the leader of the Wampanoag when the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth in 1620.
Massasoit and the Pilgrims agreed to a treaty which said that none of Massasoit's men would harm the Pilgrims--and if they did, he would send them to the Pilgrims for punishment.
Massasoit then revealed to the Pilgrims a conspiracy plot by the Massachusetts Indians to attack them and the Wessagusett Colony, and the Pilgrims led by Myles Standish, with the help of some of Massasoit's men, defeated the plot before it could materialize.
www.mayflowerhistory.com /History/indians4.php   (2683 words)

 Yaffles & Yaffles - Squantum: Aid to Pilgrims
Massasoit knew that the weakness of the Pilgrims would be to his advantage if he were to make contact with them.
Massasoit left Winslow in the custody of Quadequina his brother and crossed the brook with the 20 men who had left their bows and arrows behind.
Massasoit's party was conducted to a new house that was partly finished, and a green rug was spread on the floor.
www.baccalieu.com /squantum/aid.htm   (1290 words)

 Short History of Bristol, King Philip's War, Wampanoag Indians, Sachem Massasoit, Metacomet, Pequot Indians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Massasoit was born in the village of Pokanoket near present-day Bristol, around 1590.
Massasoit signed a peace treaty with the Pilgrims on March 22, 1621.
Massasoit remained an ally of the Pilgrims until his death in 1661.
www.bristolharborinn.com /History_Bristol.cfm   (587 words)

 Native People
In about August of 1621, about a month after Winslow's trip to Massasoit, Massasoit, it had been learned by the colony, had recently been driven from his territory by the "Narragansetts," and Corbitant was, in the absence of Massasoit, propounding his own views of the treaty.
We hear of Massasoit again in autumn of 1643 when Miantunnomoh apparently got possession of some of the dominions of Ousamequin and the Commissioners of the United Colonies order "that Plymouth labor by all due means to restore Woosamequin to his full liberties, in respect of any encroahments by the Nanohiggansetts, or any other natives.
Massasoit was alive in 1661, as he complained to the General Court of Massachusetts about an Attack within his dominions by Oneko.
www.mayflowerfamilies.com /philip/d1.htm   (5183 words)

 USN Ships--USS Massasoit (1898-1937, later YT-15)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
USS Massasoit, a 202-ton harbor tug, was built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1898 as the civilian tug A.W. Booth.
She was acquired by the Navy in April of that year as part of the Spanish-American War expansion and was placed in commission in June 1898.
Massasoit was based at Key West, Florida, during the last weeks of the war, then had duty at the Philadelphia Navy Yard until early 1899, when she returned to Key West Naval Station for a dozen years of local service.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/yt15.htm   (297 words)

 Yaffles & Yaffles - Squantum: End of Life
Massasoit told the Pilgrims that the Nauset had found him and taken him in.
In late June 1621, the Pilgrims heard of a plot against Massasoit by Corbitant who was sachem of the Namasket tribe and was a petty-sachem under Massasoit.
Hobbamock 's wife was sent on a spying mission to determine whether or not Massasoit was still faithful, or whether he was plotting against the Pilgrims as Squantum claimed.
www.baccalieu.com /squantum/end.htm   (3073 words)

 WNYC - Reading Room: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Massasoit was an adroit politician, but the dilemma he faced would have tested Machiavelli.
Alarmed by Massasoit’s sudden entrance, the settlers withdrew to the hill on the opposite bank, where they had emplaced their few cannons behind a half-finished stockade.
Massasoit’s brother took charge of Winslow and then Massasoit crossed the water himself followed by Tisquantum and twenty of Massasoit’s men, all ostentatiously unarmed.
wnyc.org /books/51460   (2679 words)

 Seeking the relations and ancestors of the Marrs & Hughes Family and the Rosales & Barrett Family - Person Page 35
Massasoit was the intertribal chief, or grand sachem, of the Wampanoag of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Massasoit fell in with the adoption of English customs and before his death in 1661 petitioned the General Court at Plymouth to give English names to his two sons.
It is now claimed that Philip was the son of Moanam, son to Massasoit, thus, of course, making Massasoit, Philip's grandfather--a not insignificant historical blunder if held to be correct, since virtually all historians have held him to be son of Massasoit.
home.comcast.net /~jrwhiskey/Upload-p/p35.htm   (5292 words)

Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoag Indians of New England, born around 1580, befriended the English colonists and gave the food and assistance during the early settlement of the Plymouth Colony.
On 23 April 1912, Massasoit was assigned to the Norfolk Navy Yard and sailed the same day, arriving 3 May. There she remained, performing her essential service to the fleet through 1922, making intermittent voyages with barges to Indian Head, Annapolis, and smaller naval installations.
Towed to Philadelphia in 1933 to be placed in ordinary, Massasoit was struck from the Navy list 17 December 1936 and sold to Herman Spector of Philadelphia 25 January 1937.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/m6/massasoit-ii.htm   (319 words)

 BostonWorks - Massasoit Community College Jobs and Employer Profile
The person after whom the College is named is Massasoit, who was the Great Sachem (Great Chief) of the Wampanoag tribe at the time of the Pilgrims' arrival.
Massasoit is a symbol of mediation between different cultures.
Massasoit Community College was founded in 1966, but its origin can be traced to a 1947 study by the State Board of Education, which determined the need for a low tuition, state supported system.
bostonworks.boston.com /research/profiles/massasoit_community_college.shtml   (366 words)

 Squanto and the Pilgrims: Native Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But Massasoit worried that in a crisis Tisquantum might side with the foreigners.  Samoset—the third member of the triumvirate—had appeared a few weeks before, having hitched a ride from his home in Maine on an English ship that was plying the coast.
Massasoit wore the same deerskin shawls and leggings as his fellows and, like them, had covered his face with bug-repelling oil and reddish purple dye.
Massasoit told the Pilgrims that he was willing to leave them in peace (a bluff, one assumes, since driving them away would have taxed his limited resources).
www.kidscastle.si.edu /issues/2005/december/squanto.htm   (6969 words)

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