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Samson Occom

Death: Jul 14, 1792

Birthplace: New London

Nationality: United States

Samson Occom

Date of Death : Jul 14, 1792
Birth Place : New London

The Reverend Samson Occom was a member of the Mohegan nation, from near New London, Connecticut, who became a Presbyterian cleric. Occum was the first Native American to publish his writings in English, and also helped found several settlements, including what ultimately became known as the Brothertown Indians. Together with the missionary John Eliot, Occom became one of the foremost missionaries who cross-fertilised Native American communities with Christianized European culture.

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