Hobbamock

Definition

Hobbamock (d. c. 1643, also given as Hobbamok and Hobomok) was a Native American of the Pokanoket tribe who served the sachem Massasoit (l. c. 1581-1661) of the Wampanoag Confederacy as a pniese (counselor and elite warrior). He is best known for exposing Squanto's plot to undermine Massasoit's authority and set the pilgrims at Wampanoags against each other.

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  • 1621 - 1643
    Hobbamock becomes associated with and remains loyal to the settlers of the Plymouth Colony.
  • c. 1622 - c. 1628
    Hobbamock participates in a number of military actions with his friend Myles Standish.
  • c. 1635
    Hobbamock joins Myles Standish on his farm in Duxbury where he lives until his death.
  • c. 1643
    Death of the Native American warrior Hobbamock of the Pokanoket tribe and Wampanoag Confederacy who assisted the settlers of the Plymouth Colony.
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