How did Squanto help the Pilgrims?

Answer Squanto--or Tisquantum or Squantum--was a member of the Wampanoag nation in what is now Massachusetts. Squanto, who died in 1622, was widely credited with helping the Pilgrims survive during their ... Read More »

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When were the Pilgrims first called Pilgrims?

The first Puritan settlers of Plymouth, Massachusetts, were first called Pilgrims by Daniel Webster in an 1820 patriotic speech. This speech idealizes the Puritans' travel to the new world, equatin... Read More »

Where did Squanto die?

Squanto the Native American died in Chatham Harbor, Plymouth Colony of a fever. Some people believe that he could have been poisoned. He was buried in a grave in modern day Chatham, Massachusetts.R... Read More »

How did Squanto grow corn?

At the time of the first European settlement, the Indians of New England were accomplished farmers. Their annual harvest of corn, beans, pumpkins and squash supplemented a large available supply o... Read More »

When was Squanto born?

Squanto's exact year of birth cannot be determined, although a number of historians place it in the year 1585. He was born into the Patuxet tribe, which lived in the region near Plymouth, Massachus... Read More »