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Sakonnet Sachem Awashonks relates how the English do not like dealing with women chieftains like her.

“The colonists challenge my authority,” Awashonks says. “They think they should be dealing with a man.”

The English go so far as to demand that the male Wampanoag tribal members usurp the authority of female sachems. And, as far as wealth is concerned, the English have a completely different view of it.

Click here for the rest of the story from the Old Colony Memorial.

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