Wampanoag Indians

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Algonquian tribe of Massachusetts, the first to be encountered by the Pilgrims. Under Massasoit they were friendly with the whites, but his son King Philip precipitated a war (1675) that ended disastrously, the Indians being nearly exterminated. They figure in J. A. Stone's Metamora and in the many accounts of King Philip.

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