The Pilgrims were tired of being persecuted in England so they broke away from the Church of England and went to The New World.
The Pilgrims were stuck downstairs in a small room that has a very short roof. Many got seasick. They all had to share two buckets to relieve themselves, and each only had a short time above deck. The trip lasted 66 days and they didn't even land where they were supposed to.
When will we get there?
I can't believe that I got bucket duty again!
The Pilgrims wrote a document stating that they would all follow the same rules and would not break them.
The first winter was the worst that they have ever seen. They couldn't plant any food, many died, and some ate the dead.
Then one day, Squanto came across the small colony and helped them plant food and make peace with the native tribes.
You plant it like this.
Once Squanto and Samoset helped the Pilgrims, and made peace with the tribes, they had a three day feast celebrating their peace.
What a Relief!
They had much to eat, but turkey was not a part of the selection.