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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

2001 — Pokanoket - Pilgrim Treaty Plaque, King Philip's Inn, Bristol, RI
This treaty, according to Mourt's Relation, was executed on 22 March 1621 between the Pilgrims and Massasoit, the great sagamore, sachem or king of the Wampanoag. The treaty held until after Massasoit's death in 1662. A plaque bearing the treaty reads: “POKANOKET – PILGRIM / TREATY / MARCH 22/APRIL 1, 1621 / The treaty of mutual support they negotiated said in part:  / 1. That he nor any of his should do hurt to any / of their people. / 2. That if any of his did hurt any of theirs, he / should send the offender, that they might punish / him. / 3. That if anything were taken away from any / of theirs, he should cause it to be restored; and / they should do the like to him. / 4. If any did unjustly war against him, they / would aid him; if any did war against them, he / should aid them. / 5. He should send to his neighbors confederates / to certify them of this, that they might not wrong / them, but might be likewise compromised in the / conditions of peace. / 6. That when their men came to them, they should / leave their bows and arrows behind them. / 7. That King James would esteem Massasoit as / his friend and ally. / — Of Plimoth Plantation. Wm. Bradford / Presented by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.” The plaque is in the headquarters of the Pokanoket Tribe.