Sassacus


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Sassacus

(?1560–1627) Massachuset Pequot chief; born near present-day Groton, Connecticut. As a youth he fought the English colonists. Named chief about 1632, he lost roughly 700 people in one battle of the Pequot War. His death coincided with the virtual destruction of the Pequot nation.
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Sassacus, their sachem, fled to another tribe, after his own people were defeated; but he was murdered by them, and his head was sent to his English enemies.
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Sassacus papenhoei Synemosyna formica Thiodina puerpera Thiodina sylvana Thiodina sp?
The phenology of Sassacus papenhoei Peckham & Peckham 1895 was similar to that of P.
Uncas, one of the Pequot sagamores (subordinate chiefs) and a rival of Sassacus, married the daughter of Sassacus to gain a closer proximity to the "tribal elite.
The survivors in the Pequot tribe, living throughout Connecticut, blamed Sassacus for the defeat at the fort in Mystic.
Sassacus and the few who escaped with him were put to death by Mohawk Indians.
Sassacus papenhoei, a beetle-like salticid with metallic scales, was often on creosotebushes, and Herpyllus bubulcus was collected commonly on the ground from creosotebush habitat.
The salticid genus Sassacus Peckham & Peckham 1895, along with the spiders placed in the monotypic genus Agassa Simon 1901 (here made a junior synonym of Sassacus) and Metaphidippus vitis (Cockerell 1894) (described as a species of Dendryphantes and placed in Sassacus by Hill 1979) represent an evolutionarily interesting group.
Pseudicius lecontei Barrows, 1940 [current name Sassacus papenhoei (Peckham and Peckham, 1895)]
fraudulentus) Phidippus mccooki (Peckhams) Northeastern X X Phidippus mystaceus (Hentz) Northeastern X Phidippus pius Scheffer Uncertain X Phidippus princeps (Peckhams) Northeastern X X Phidippus purpuratus Keyserling Southeastern X Phidippus putnamii (Peckhams) Southeastern X X Phidippus whitmani Peckhams Northeastern X X Phlegra fasciata (Hahn) Eastern X X Salticus scenicus (Clerck) Throughout X X Sarinda hentzi (Banks) Eastern X (Myrmarachne hentzi) Sassacus papenhoei Peckhams Western X Sitticus concolor (Banks) Eastern X (S.