Awashonks. The woman chief of Seconet, Rhode Island, whose fame obscured that of Tolony, her husband. Her name is signed to the Plymouth agreement of 1671. She was drawn into King Philip’s war in support of that chief, but afterward made her peace with the English. One of her sons is said to have studied Latin in preparation for college, but succumbed to the palsy.
MLA Source Citation:Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 27 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indian-woman-chief.htm - Last updated on Aug 30th, 2013
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