Historic downtown Plymouth walking tour
Boston.com Photo/Eric Wilbur
The statue of Massasoit stands stoically atop a hill facing the waterfront. It was erected in 1921, during the Pilgrim tercentenary. Massasoit, which means "Great Chief," was a legendary friend to Pilgrims, and a major source of long-lasting peace with the colonists, though he steadfastly did not allow any of his tribe to convert to the Pilgrims' Christianity.