Massasoit Timeline

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  • c. 1581 CE - 1661 CE
    Life of Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag Confederacy, whose efforts saved the Plymouth Colony. .
  • 22 Mar 1621 CE
    Massasoit and governor John Carver sign the peace treaty which will bind Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Confederacy together until after Massasoit's death.
  • 1623 CE
    Edward Winslow saves Massasoit's life when the chief falls ill, further bonding colonists and Native Americans together.
  • 1661 CE
    Massasoit dies and is succeeded by his eldest son, Wamsutta.
  • 1662 CE
    Wamsutta dies under suspicious circumstances; his brother, Metacom becomes chief and claims he was poisoned by colonists.
  • 1675 CE - 1678 CE
    King Philip's War in which thousands are killed as the Native Americans try to defend their land and way of life from increasing European colonization of the Americas.

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