Privately Printed The Plimpton Press, 1920. Privately Printed The Plimpton Press, First Edition, First Printing, 1920. Massasoit, Chief of the Wampanoag tribe from 1620 to 1661, was one of the most powerful native rulers of New England. He was instrumental in the survival of the early settlers at Plymouth. His faithful adherence to a treaty he signed with the pilgrims in 1621 allowed the two groups to enjoy a peaceful coexistence. History will show that these acts of kindness, however, are the beginning of the end of the Indian culture. Alvin Weeks, past Great Sachem of the Improved Order of Red Men of Massachusetts, wrote Massasoit of the Wampanoags. Weeks includes a brief commentary and sketches of other great chiefs, tribes and nations, including Samoset, Squanto and Hobamock. Very Good, spine is intact but there is a separation wher the spine is exposed, on second free end paper where the two signatures are. There is some yellowing and small darker spot on both pace-down end papers and free papers. the text is clean and unmarked. / no dj. Item #biblio203
This Volume is Presented To by The Massasoit Memorial Association. In token of its appreciation of a contribution to the fund for the erection at Plymouth, Massachusetts, of a memorial to Massasoit. Boston, Mas., 1919
signed by Alvin G. Weeks President of the Association and Alexander Gilmore, Clerk. Very Good, spine is intact but there is a separation where the spine is exposed, on second free end paper where the two signatures are. There is some yellowing and small darker spot on both pace-down and free papers. shelf wear at top and bottom of spine, corners slightly bumped. The text is clean and unmarked. Red cloth over boards, embossed Indian head in a cameo on front cover. No DJ.