Corbitant

Corbitant

Corbitant: An Wampanoag Indian sachem or sagamore under Massasoit. Corbitant was sachem of the Pocasset tribe in present day North Tiverton, RI. Circa 1618-1630. He aspoused the destruction of the first pilgrims but was prevented from doing so by the Great Sachem Massasoit of the Pokanoket tribe who were the dominant Wampanoag tribe in present day Bristol, RI. Both Tribes were of the Wampanoag federation whose hunting grounds included Cape Cod, Plymouth, Taunton, Attleboro, Middleboro, Hanson, Duxbury, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Fall River, in Massachusetts, also Tiverton, Aquidneck Island (Newport), Canonicut Island (Jamestown), Little Compton, Bristol, Warren and the lands West to the Providence river. About the year 1622 the Narragansett Federation under Canonicut seized the island of present day Jamestown from Massasoit.

Search another word or see Corbitanton Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature