Massasoit, the Grand Sachem, a Proper Man

Who is this man?

Massasoit
Statue of Massasoit that stands in Plymouth Massachusetts near the waterfront

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The following letter was written in 1623 by Emmanual Altham:

THIS IS ALTHAM’S DISCRIBION OF MASSASOIT

“And now to speak somewhat of Massasasoit’s stature. He is as proper a man as ever was seen in this country, and very courageous. He is very subtle for a savage, and he goes like the rest of his men, all naked but only black wolf skin he wears upon his shoulder. And about the breadth of a span he wears beads about his middle”.

Born 1581, passed 1661