Sassacus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). ==Name== The genus is probably named after Sassacus, a Native American chief of the 16th century. ...
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Sassacus (Massachuset: Sassakusu (fierce), c. 1560 – June 1637, born near present-day Groton, Connecticut) was a Pequot sachem. He became grand sachem after sachem Tatobem was killed in 1632. Under the sachem Uncas, the Mohegan rebelled against domination by the Pequot. Sassacus and the Pequot were defeated by the English along with their Narrag
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(c. 1560-1627) Massachusett Pequot chief. As a youth he fought the English colonists. Named chief in about 1632, he lost roughly 700 people in one battle of the Pequot War. His death coincided with the virtual...
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Sassacus was chief of the Pequot Indians. He was born about 1560 and died in 1637. He led an attack on a fort at Saybrook and massacred its inmates. The English under John Mason massacred almost the entire Pequot people in 1637.
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