Skip to comments.1622: Not quite Squanto (Tisquantum), Pilgrim befriender
Posted on 05/31/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT by CheshireTheCat
On this date in 1622, or very close to it, the Patuxet Native American Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) was about to be yielded by Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford to Wampanoag chief Massasoit for immediate execution when the unannounced appearance of a strange ship fortuitously saved him.
Squanto is most famous as the Indian godsend who saved the Mayflower Pilgrims at the Plymouth Bay colony from starvation by teaching those pious wayfarers how to live off the land in the New World.
In that capacity, he made possible (and participated in) the First Thanksgiving harvest gorger in 1621 that figures as the antecedent of the modern American holiday. Our days principal has therefore been portrayed on the stage by generations of schoolchildren from Cape Cod Bay to California.
But this was only the tail end of one of the most remarkable lives in history.
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I love to read about stuff like this. I don’t think I’ve heard of Squanto since I was in Elementary School. Good to read about him again.
Tisquantum is accusative singular. ‘Squanto is Dative or Ablative singular.
“And now you know the rest of the story.”
And All of Massachusetts Colony was divided into three parts.
Too bad his son didn’t feel the same and so when he became chief, the relationship went downhill
On his Deathbed, He asked to go to Jesus Christ. Bradford prayed with him to receive Jesus before he died. We will likely see Squanto again!
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