Wompatuck

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Wompatuck (died 1669), known to English settlers as Josiah Sagamore, was a leader of the Mattakeesett tribe of the Massachusetts Indians.

Wompatuck was an early friend of European settlers. He sold the British the land upon which the city of Boston, Massachusetts, was established. He was slain in 1669 when he led a force of his warriors in an attack upon the Mohawks.

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The United States Navy harbor tug USS Wampatuck (YT-337), later YTB-337, in commission from 1942 to 1946, was named for him. Wompatuck State Park- Located in Hingham, Massachusetts.

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