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What were the names of some of the Native American groups around Massachusetts?
Penncooks, Pocumtucs, Nipmucs, Nansets, Wappingers,
What were the three large main groups in now-Massachusetts in 1620?
Narragansett, Massachusett, and Wampanoag
What were the two smaller, more aggressive groups out of the five main groups in now-Massachusetts in 1620?
Abnaki and Pequot
What strange about where the Massassoit let the English settle?
He let them settle on good land in the middle of his territory.
What did the Massachusetts catch between 1612-1618?
At least one terrible plague, probably influenza or smallpox.
What did accounts between 1612-1618 include?
Descriptions of rotting villages with scattered bones -- died w/out being buried
What did 2 things did the decimation of the Massachusetts do?
1. Left the other Native Americans very uneasy. 2. Made the land around Boston sparsely settled.
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