Native American history explores the origins of the first people to settle the North American continent. In this section, you can learn about people who played a crucial role in the development of Native American culture.
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Massasoit (1580-1661), a chief of the Wampanoag Indians. At the time of the Pilgrim landing, 1620, the Wampanoags lived between Narragansett Bay and Cape Cod.

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