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Full Name: Samson Occom
Biography:
(1723-1792) Writer. Occom was born in Connecticut and spent most of his life on Long Island with the Montauk tribe. He became a Christian convert. He spent a great deal of time envisioning and raising money for a Native American College. Despite these efforts, his story tells of how those funds went on to fund Dartmouth, a white college. He wrote many books including an autobiography: "A Short Narrative of My Life" (1768) which is thought to be the first English book published by a Native American. He is most famous for his sermon/poem "A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul" (1772).
Native American Information:
Name:
Tribe: Mohegan
Author's Timeline:
1749 Suffolk County
Occom went to Long Island, New York, to serve the Montauk as pastor and schoolmaster. 
1723 (Unknown) County
Occom was born in Connecticut. 
1792 Madison County
Occom died in New Stockbridge, New York.  
1768 (Unknown) County
"A Short Narrative of My Life"
Thought to be the first English book published by a Native American.  
1772 (Unknown) County
"A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul"
He is most famous for his sermon/poem "A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul" (1772).  

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