Is this the first case of a preemptive strike by the Euro-Americans? And the first case of domestic terrorism? Could be.
"Pernicious creatures"...nice. In other words, a representative of the Christian faith considered Indians akin to vermin. It's pretty clear how un-Christian these Christians were.
Is this the first treaty broken by Anglo-Americans? Could be.
By the way, my impression of Massasoit is that he also was trustworthy, quick of apprehension, and just--just like Edward Winslow said of the Wampanoags in general. He was a wise leader worth remembering--but not a great man like Tecumseh or Sitting Bull. Therefore, I still say the stereotypical Massasoit statue in Utah is the wrong way to portray him.
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