Native American tribe in MA

The Massachusett were a Native American tribe in the Northeastern Woodlands. They lived around the Boston area in what is now Massachusetts. Many Natives died from European diseases like smallpox. They were one of the first Natives the British colonists met. They were part of the Algonquian language family. The missionary John Eliot converted many Native peoples to Christianity.[1]

Location of the Massachusett and related peoples of southern New England.
Regions with significant populations
 United States: Massachusetts
English, formerly Massachusett language
Christianity (Puritanism), Indigenous religion , traditionally Algonquian traditional religion.
Related ethnic groups
Nipmuc, Wampanoag, Narraganasett, Mohegan, Pequot, Pocomtuc, Montaukett and other Algonquian peoples

References change

  1. "Massachuset | people | Britannica". Retrieved 2022-08-04.