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The Massachusett were tribal communities of Native Americans who lived in areas surrounding Massachusetts Bay in what is now the state of Massachusetts. "Massachusett" translates from Algonquian as "The people who live near the great hill". By local legend this refers to the Blue Hills in communities south of Boston, including the Quincy. They belong to the Algonquian family of peoples. They were almost totally wiped out by a European-introduced plague between 1616 and 1619, [1] and the remaining population was scattered in the wake of a massacre of Massachusett military leaders led by Captain Miles Standish of Plymouth Colony in 1623. [2] A period known as the Great Migration between 1630-1640 introduced over 20,000 English settlers to formerly Massachusett territory.[3] Though much diminished in size and strength from their numbers before the arrival of English colonists, the Massachusett Indians were documented to have participated in King Philip's War of 1675-1676. [4] Native Americans, the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Great Blue Hill is a hill of 635 feet (194 m) located within the Blue Hills Reservation in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts, 10 miles southwest of Boston. ... The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Year 1616 (MDCXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason. ... Signing of the Mayflower Compact Myles Standish (c. ... The Plymouth Colony was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 until 1691. ... was when erikson martinez was rich ... Attack King Philips War was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies from 1675–1676. ...


The Massachusett fished the shores, and farmed the lands, migrating from longhouses on the coast to wigwam settlements inland for farming. The tribes were greeted by John Eliot, who introduced them to Christianity, created a written alphabet and also published the Bible in the native language. The tribe was confined to praying villages and later suffered at the hands of colonists, who mistrusted the Indians after King Philip's War, despite the fact that Massachusett Indians had served as guides and scouts. Many perished in the islands in Boston Harbor, where they were confined. Crispus Attucks, the first casualty during the Boston Massacre was of Massachusett descent through his mother.[5] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... Praying Indian is a 17th century term referring to Native Americans of New England who converted to Christianity. ... Attack King Philips War was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day southern New England and English colonists and their Native American allies from 1675–1676. ... Image:Crispus Attucks: an African American Hero. ... Engraving by Paul Revere that sold widely in the colonies The Boston Massacre was the killing of five civilians by British troops on March 5, 1770 and its legal aftermath, which helped spark the American Revolutionary War. ...


In 1869 Massachusetts passed an act making the Massachusett United States citizens and "terminating" their nationhood. However two communities still survive: 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ...

  • One community of the Massachusett are residents of Natick. See Praying Indians.
  • One community of the Massachusett are residents of Brockton. They are Ponkapoag. [6]

Another community of the Ponkapoag were residents of Canton. The last member of this community died in 1852 at age 101. [7] Natick Common, Halloween 2004 Natick is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... 17th century term refering to Native Americans of New England who converted to Christianity. ... Brockton may refer to: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA Brockton, Montana, USA Brockton, Ontario, Canada This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Canton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ Philbrick, Nathaniel (2006). Mayflower. New York: Penguin Group, pp 78-80. ISBN 0-670-03760-5. 
  2. ^ Philbrick (2006) pp 154-155
  3. ^ Taylor, Norris (1998). The Massachusetts Bay Colony. Retrieved on 2007 March 30.
  4. ^ Philbrick (2006) pp 219
  5. ^ Massachusett History. First Nations/First Peoples issues. Jordan S. Dill. Retrieved on 2007 March 30.
  6. ^ The Massachuset People (at Ponkapoag)HOME PAGE. Ponkapoag Tribal Council. Retrieved on 2007 March 30.
  7. ^ Canton Massachusetts Historical Society Canton Historical Society. Retrieved on 2007 March 30.

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External links

  • Massachusett tribe
  • Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Massachusett
  • The Menotomy Journal Massachuset page
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Massachuset (932 words)
In 1614 there may have been as many as 3,000 Massachuset living in 20 villages around Boston Bay, but by the time the Pilgrims arrived in 1620 there were less than 800.
Job Nasutan worked with missionary John Eliot to translate the bible into Algonquin, and Crispus Attucks, killed in the Boston Massacre was the son a free fl and a Massachuset mother.
Currently, some of their descendants from the praying town at Punkapog are known to still be living in Massachusetts near the cities of Canton, Mattapan, and Mansfield.
Massachusett Information (233 words)
The Massachusett fished the shores, and farmed the lands, migrating from longhouses on the coast to wigwam settlements inland for farming.
One community of the Massachusett are residents of Natick.
One community of the Massachusett are residents of Brockton.
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