Massasoit, Sachem of the Wampanoag

"In his person he is a very lusty [healthy] man, in his best years, an able body, grave of countenance, and spare of speech. In his attire little or nothing differing from the rest of his followers, only in a great chain of white bone beads around his neck, and at it behind his neck hangs a bag of tobacco, which he drunk and gave us to drink; his face was painted with a sad red like murry…all his followers likewise, were in their faces, in part or in whole painted, …some had skins on them, and some naked, all strong, tall, all men in appearance."

- Mourt's Relation, London 1622

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