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Pequots   Listen
noun
Pequots  n. pl.  (Written also Pequods)  (singular Pequot) (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited Eastern Connecticut.






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... IN NEW ENGLAND.—In New England the experience of the early settlers was much the same. Murders by the Pequot Indians having become unendurable, a little fleet was sent (1686) against them. Block Island was ravaged, and Pequots on the mainland were killed and their corn destroyed. Sassacus, sachem of the Pequots, thereupon sought to join the Narragansetts with him in an attempt to drive the English from the country; but Roger Williams persuaded the Narragansetts to form an alliance with the English, ...
— A Brief History of the United States • John Bach McMaster



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