Massasoit, also

Massasoit (also known as Ousamequin)

(?1580–1661) Wampanoag chief; born at Pawkunnakut in present-day Rhode Island. Although he befriended the Pilgrims (1621), to whom he taught planting methods—and actually joined them for the first Thanksgiving dinner—he came to resent their geographical expansion. His son was Metacomet.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.