Massasoit & Pocahontas

Jul 2 - Jul 5
morning / afternoon

Massasoit Ousamequin, commonly called Massasoit, was the leader of the Wampanoag Confederacy who helped to save the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony in the early years.  Students will learn about Massasoit’s treaty with the Pilgrims that lasted for more than 40 years, his son Phillip, and the more famous Squanto.

What is the true story of Pocahontas?  Pocahontas wasn’t even her real name, but rather a nickname.  How old was she when Jamestown was founded?  Did she really save Captain John Smith?  What real adventures did she have?  There’s so much more to her story than the Disney version — we will see the real person behind the cartoon.

Students will develop a deeper understanding of the interactions between Native Americans and early settlers by following the lives of Ousamequin (Massasoit) and Matoaka (Pocahontas).

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