Samoset Timeline

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  • c. 1590 - 1653
    Life of Samoset, the Native American Abenaki chief who brought together the English settlers of Plymouth Colony with Massasoit of the Wampanoag Confederacy to forge their peace treaty.
  • 16 Mar 1621
    Samoset arrives at Plymouth Colony and greets the settlers in English, establishing friendly relations between colonists and Native Americans in New England.
  • 22 Mar 1621
    Samoset and Squanto bring Massasoit to Plymouth Colony and act as interpreters during the signing of the peace treaty.
  • 1624
    Samoset is back in his native region of Maine negotiating trade agreements with the English.