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CONTENTS.

INDIAN BIOGRAPHY.

CHAPTER 1.

Notices of Indians who submitted to Massachusetts,

continued–The Squaw-Sachem of Medford-Her history, family, &c.-Her sons, Sagamore John and Sagamore JAMES—Their intercourse with the English-Anecdotes of them-Complaints, services, death and character-CHICKATABOT, Šachem of NeponsetHis war with the Squaw-Sachem-Visits Boston sev. eral times—Appears in court against Plastowe-Anecdotes of his Government Indian policy of Massachusetts compared with that of Plymouth-Anecdotes of Chickatabot-His death.

Having heretofore had occasion frequently to introduce the names of Indians who subjected themselves, more or less, to the Government of Massachusetts, we propose in this chapter to notice a few of the most prominent of that class, who have not yet been mentioned.*

Some years previous to the arrival of the English, the various Massachusetts tribes, properly so called, are believed to have been confederated, like the Pokanokets and others, under the government of one great Sachem, whose name was NANEPASHEMET or the New-Moon. His usual residence was in Medford, near Mystic Pond. He was killed in 1619,by what enemy is unknown. Two years afterwards, a

* See a sketch of Cutchamequin, of Braintee, in Chapter XI, Vol. I. :

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