noun (plural same or Pequots)
1A member of an American Indian people of southern New England.
- 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.
- 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.
Relating to the Pequot or their language.
- During the Pequot War, the colonists' Narragansett and Mohegan allies offered Pequot heads as gifts.
- 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.
From Narragansett pequttóog, perhaps 'people of the shoals'.
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