History of the Thanksgiving Indian: Why Squanto already knew English

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We’ve all heard the story of how the Pilgrims, landing in Massachusetts on the Mayflower four hundred years ago in 1620, were ill-equipped to survive the harsh winters of the New World. We’ve also heard how they met a Native American Indian of the Pawtuxet tribe named Squanto, who befriended them. He taught them how to survive in their new wilderness home, showed them how…

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Bill Petro

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