10 Truths You Must Know About Squanto: The Indian Who Saved the Pilgrims – History of Yesterday

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The real story
by | Sep 6, 2022 | Culture | 0 comments
he story of Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without Squanto, the “friendly” Indian who helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony survive. He taught them how to cultivate crops, which plants they could use and which they should avoid, and how to tap the native maple trees for sap.
Squanto acted as translator and negotiated pacts between the Wampanoag tribe and the English colonists. He was important to the survival of the settlers, no doubt.
But Squanto’s story is so much more interesting than what we learned in grade school.
Melissa Gouty has been a writer since she could hold a pen. Author of The Magic of Ordinary, she is a former newspaper columnist, English professor, and award-winning entrepreneur. Curious about everything, she writes about history, books, marketing, gardening, and writing.
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