Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampannoag

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Osamequin "Yellow Feather"

Also Known As: "Assamequin; Yellow Feather", "Massasoit; Great Chief; Woosamequin; Ahsumequin; Oosamequen; Osamekin; Owsamequin; Owsamequine; Ussamequen", "Assamequin", "Yellow Feather", "Massasoit", "Great Chief; Woosamequin; Ahsumequin; Oosamequen", "Owsamequin", "Osamekin", "Owsam..."
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Sowans, Mount Hope, Rhode Island
Death: circa 1661 (73-88)
Sowans, Mount Hope, Bristol, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Wasanegin "Great Sachem" Massasoit
Husband of Saunka of the Pokanoket
Father of Alexander Wamsutta Pokanoket; Mioneamie "Amie"; Metacomet "King Philip" and Sunconewhew
Half brother of Quadiquina Wampanoag; ??? ??? and Akkompion

Occupation: Chief of the 31 tribe Wampanoag Conferdacy. Pilgrims landed on Massasoit Territory. Massasoit's assisted them through the 1st several years, bringing many turkeys & 5 deer to 1621 Feast of Thanks.
Managed by: Douglas Laurance Saunders
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About Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampannoag

Massasoit* (1581-1661), was the Leader of the Pokanoket ,"People of the first light " and Chief of the Wampanoag Nation. He was commonly known as Massasoit but he was called by many other names, including: Woosamequin, Asuhmequin, Oosamequen, Osamekin, Owsamequin, Owsamequine, and Ussamequen. He is credited with saving Plymouth Colony from almost certain starvation and failure during the earliest years of the colony's establishment. He made personal ties with the colonial leaders John Carver, Stephen Hopkins, Edward Winslow, William Bradford, and Myles Standish and negotiated a peace treaty on March 22, 1621. this alliance ensured that the Wampanoag remained neutral during the Pequot War in 1636.

Massasoit had five children: "Moanam", or Wamsutta, also known as "Alexander", who was born around 1621 shortly after the pilgrims arrived in the Mayflower; Pometacomet, Metacomet, or Metacom, also known as "Philip"; a third son, Sonkanuchoo; and two daughters, one named Amie and one whose name the English failed to record. Massasoit Ousamequin's eldest son, Wamsutta (Alexander), became the Chief of the Wampanoag on the death of his father and Metacomet also known as "King Phillip" succeeded him in 1662.

  • The term Massasoit actually means Great Leader.

Wampanoag Indian Chief.

Akkompoin is the least used name of Massasoit Sachem Ousamequin Pokanoket. He also went by:

Assamequin; Yellow Feather; Massasoit; Great Chief; Woosamequin; Ahsumequin; Oosamequen; Owsamequin; Osamekin; Owsamequine; Ussamequen. NOTE** The Only Friend Recorded in Documents that Qwsamwquin had during his life among Non Native Americans was ** James Leonard** 1621/1691 -Recorded Taunton,Massachusetts. Added by Elwin Nickerson- Gr. Grandson.//

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Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampannoag's Timeline

Mount Hope, Rhode Island
Age 43
Pokanoket, Bristol, RI, USA
Age 47
Mount Hope, Bristol, Rhode Island
Age 59
Mount Hope, Bristol, Rhode Island
Age 62
Age 81
Mount Hope, Bristol, Rhode Island