Prominent Figures

Important people in Attleboro history

Chief Sachem Massasoit

Massasoit was a Pokanoket and the leader of a tribal confederacy that spanned many tribes in what is Eastern Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. This group collectively called Wampanoags ( People of the East) , included: Aquinnah (Marthas Vinyard) Mashpee, Nauset and Manomet (Cape Cod) Seakonke (East Providence to Blackstone Valley) Pawtuxet (Plymouth) Troy (Fall …

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