Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, was a native american of a Patuxet tribe who was a guide to the Pilgrims settlers at Plymouth.
Squanto was born around 1580 near Plymouth, Massachusetts. Little is well known about his early life. In 1614, he was kidnapped by an English explorer Thomas Hunt, who brought him to Spain where he was sold into slavery.
Squanto escaped, eventually returning to North America in 1619. He then returned to the Patuxet region, where he became an interpreter and guide for the Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth in the 1620s.
He taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn and where to catch fish, and generally showed them the ropes so they could survive in Plymouth.
Squanto died of a fever in Chatham, Massachusetts, circa November 1622, while acting as a guide for Governor William Bradford.