Wasanegin "Great Sachem" Massasoit

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Wasanegin "Great Sachem" Massasoit

Also Known As: "Wasanegin", "Ousamequin", "Ussamequin"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pokanoket Village, Bristol, RI, United States
Death: 1617 (61-63)
Mt Hope, Pokanoket, Bristol, RI, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Wasanegin Massasoit; Keshechool Wampanoag/Pokanoket and (No Name)
Husband of Walks Beside Massasoit; Kutamte Wampanoag; Walks Beside Massasoit; Walks Beside Massasoit and Kutamte Wampanoag
Father of Mary-Mary Margaret of the Pokenoket & Wompanoag; samoset osamequin; Ousamequin Massasoit; Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampannoag; Quadiquina and 5 others

Occupation: Chief of the Wampanoag Nation
Managed by: Jerry W Miller
Last Updated:

About Wasanegin "Great Sachem" Massasoit

Wasanegin was the Massasoit (chief) of the Pokenoket Tribe and the Sachem (Great Chief) over the entire Wampanoag, a multi-tribe federation. His position was somewhat akin to a person being both a governor of a U.S. state AND president of the entire United States - at the same time; the territory of the Wampanoag consisted of most of present day Rhode Island, the lower eastern portion of present-day Massachusetts with part of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and the entire eastern half of present-day Long Island (New York).

Wasanegin and his people received Christian missionaries, which included the Powhatan tribal chieftan's daughter, Matoaka (Mrs. Rebecca Rolfe), famously known as Pocahontas, which likely influenced Wasanegin when he gave his daughter the European Christian name of Mary-Mary Margaret, who would be mother to many chiefs to this day.

Wasanegin died just a few years before the Mayflower's arrival, and it would be his son, Ousamequin, that would be the famous Wampanoag chief to aid the Pilgrims at Plymouth; unfortunately, the English mistook his title of 'Massasoit' to be his name, and he has been historically known by his title ever since, though there were several others who bore that title.




            
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Wasanegin "Great Sachem" Massasoit's Timeline

1554
1554
Pokanoket Village, Bristol, RI, United States
1559
1559
1576
1576
Mount Hope, Bristol, Rhode Island
1576
Mt. Hope, Bristol, RI, United States
1580
1580
MA, United States
1580
1580
1580
Mount Hope, Rhode Island
1617
1617
Age 63
Pokanoket, Bristol, RI, United States
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