Monday, May 17, 2010

Native American

Who was Squanto, and what is he remembered for?

Squanto was a Patuxet Indian who helped the Pilgrims survive in New England. He taught them to plant corn, beans, and maize. He was the only survivor of the Patuxet after their demise around 1619. He was critical to the Pilgrim’s survival. He helped start the holiday Thanksgiving. He died in 1622. Some people think that he was poisoned by the Indians because they thought Squanto betrayed them. His real name was Tisquantum.

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