The pilgrims sailed to America to earn money and to seek greater religious freedoms. Everyone thought that a new life in a new land could give what they wanted.
In the Ocean when the weather was bad many people got sick and died during the whole trip.
After an intense trip, the pilgrims landed in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts. They built a settlement there. However, the first winter in the New World for the pilgrims was terrible. They did not have enough food and supplies. The terrible disease came.
When the pilgrims met the Native Americans who already lived in the Bay Area of Massachusetts. A man named Squanto helped the pilgrims to hunt and fish animals and how to live in their new home.
The Native Americans also taught the pilgrims how to plant and grow corn.
Finally, Native Americans and pilgrims joined a party to celebrate the first thanksgiving to thank for their harvest and food.