Pokanoket


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Pokanoket:

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, confederation of Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the early 17th cent.
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The Pokanokets had an early role in King Philip's War, which began in 1675 in Eastern Massachusetts, and soon spread to Quaboag Plantation, where the Nipmucs lived.
The Pokanoket Indians became fearful of losing all their land, agriculture, and fishing rights.
He said the Pokanoket Indians will be at the Salem Cross Inn on Route 9 in West Brookfield from 4 to 6 p.
Halliday stole several lengths at the start of the 2m5f handicap hurdle aboard Pokanoket and, despite being challenged by favourite Another Storm down the home straight, Malcolm Jefferson's mare displayed plenty of determination to score by eight lengths.
Pokanoket tames Storm THE opener at Market Rasen saw Pokanoket make all of the running to score an impressive eight-length success in a race that was notable for some interesting in-running action.
Malcolm Jefferson, trainer of Pokanoket "Market Rasen seems to suit her [first and two seconds from three runs there] and she's in good nick.
Racing with her usual zest, she had this contest in the bag rounding the home turn under Sam Twiston-Davies, who needed only to exercise his neck muscles, looking around for nonexistent dangers before bringing home his willing mount 13 lengths to the good over Pokanoket.
Course managing director Pip Kirkby recalls James's victory on Pokanoket there in May this year, saying: "With his family watching, it was one of the memorable moments of our summer.
The six-year-old, owned by the trainer's wife Jacqui, scored by a length from Pokanoket after travelling well throughout.
THERE were a few moist eyes in the winner's enclosure after Pokanoket won the 2m3f novice hurdle to give her rider, James Halliday, his first winner on the course where his brother, Tom, died in a race fall four years ago.
In the early 17th century, the six Nations occupying what was to become Southern New England were the Pequots, Massachusetts, Pokanokets, Nipmucks, Pawtuckets, and Narragansetts.
He also started exchanging guns for furs with the Native peoples, Massachusetts and Pokanokets whose numbers had been drastically reduced from several thousand to several hundred by a typhus-like epidemic in 1616-17, and he began instructing the Indians in the use of firearms.