One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of an American Indian people of southern New England.
- ‘‘The materials and design of the museum reflect the Pequot's heritage’ explains the public relations specialist.’
- ‘The history of the Pequots, like the history of the Chippewa that her novels relate, cannot be told as a single story along clean lines.’
- ‘Punishing the Pequots for the death of an English trader, Massachusetts militia attacked men, women, and children at the stockaded Mystic village, setting it ablaze and shooting escapees.’
- ‘With the advent of war, Plymouth gained support from New England's other colonies and from Mohegans, Pequots, and many Christian Indians.’
- ‘They also sought to help Pequots and other Indians recover from a lifetime of negative stereotypes about ‘savages’ in classrooms, museums, and popular culture.’
2mass noun The extinct Algonquian language of the Pequot.
Relating to the Pequot or their language.
- ‘The four-lobed medallion is another symbolic motif often found on Mohegan and Pequot baskets.’
- ‘With Mohegan and Narragansett support, the English attacked the Pequot town of Mystic on 26 May 1637.’
- ‘During the Pequot War, the colonists' Narragansett and Mohegan allies offered Pequot heads as gifts.’
- ‘The public walks through an indoor Pequot village staffed, more or less, by prerecorded voices.’
- ‘The quality of the displays rivals the Smithsonian, and the centerpiece is a life-size recreation of a Pequot village.’
From Narragansett paquatanog ‘destroyers’.
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