Remove 9: Kwinitekw (Connecticut River)
From here, a Narragansett delegation went south to retrieve more dried corn from their caches, a dangerous expedition as colonial forces were seeking out Narragansetts, Wampanoags, and their corn caches throughout their homelands. A female relative of Quinnapin (a Narragansett leader and Weetamoo's husband), returned with "about a peck and a half of corn," gathered while Narragansett warriors, led by Canonchet, held off English forces, Canonchet sacrificing his life so that the families to the north would be sustained. This corn would feed the families and would form part of the supply of corn that could soon be planted in Kwinitekw's fertile banks. Still, even before the ground was ready for planting, Rowlandson noted that they were cooking apenak (groundnuts) and bear stew.
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