One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a North American people of southern New England.
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘The materials and design of the museum reflect the Pequot's heritage’ explains the public relations specialist.’
- ‘They also sought to help Pequots and other Indians recover from a lifetime of negative stereotypes about ‘savages’ in classrooms, museums, and popular culture.’
- ‘With the advent of war, Plymouth gained support from New England's other colonies and from Mohegans, Pequots, and many Christian Indians.’
2mass noun The extinct Algonquian language of the Pequot.
Relating to the Pequot or their language.
- ‘With Mohegan and Narragansett support, the English attacked the Pequot town of Mystic on 26 May 1637.’
- ‘The quality of the displays rivals the Smithsonian, and the centerpiece is a life-size recreation of a Pequot village.’
- ‘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 four-lobed medallion is another symbolic motif often found on Mohegan and Pequot baskets.’
From Narragansett paquatanog ‘destroyers’.
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