Squanto's Life

Squanto's Life

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The life of the Native American Squanto.

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  •  Squanto got kidnapped from his Massachusetts home in 1605 by Englishman George Weymouth and taken to England. While there, he was treated well and taught English so that he would serve as an interpreter for those settling the colonies.
  • Squanto then returned to America after being taught English which was around  1615 because John Smith wanted him to serve as an interpreter for those settling the colonies.
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  •  After returning, Squanto then got kidnapped again with other Native Americans but he escaped before they could sell him into slavery. Then, he escaped London and went back home by befriending merchants. While sailing with the merchants, he then finally learned how to speak English fluently. 
  • Squanto returned to his homeland only to find that most of his people had died because of a disease so he then went to live with the Wampanoag. Then, in early 1621, a Native American named Samoset brought Squanto to Plymouth Colony
  • Samoset then introduced Squanto to the Pilgrims and then both groups worked with each other whenever they needed help. For example, Squanto and his tribe showed the pilgrims how to plant local crops which helped the Pilgrims survive.
  •  Squanto helped the Pilgrims so much that they celebrated their peace by making the first thanksgiving but Squanto's life turned out to be brief in Plymouth. While he guided William Bradford on an expedition around Cape Cod, Squanto contracted a fever and died. 
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