Mayflower Character Descriptions

Nathaniel Philbrick
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William Bradford

Born in a farming village in England, this person turned to the Bible during an illness, sailed on the Mayflower to the New World, and eventually became a leader of the colony.


This person is a sachem, or leader, of the Pokanokets and was the first sachem to reach an agreement with the English.


This person was a sachem of the Pokanokets who began a war with the English.

Benjamin Church

This English settler served in several important battles, and tried to save the women and children inside the fort during the Great Swamp Fight.


This person was a Native American taken captive in 1614, brought to Europe, and eventually returned to New England to become an interpreter.

Miles Standish

This person came over on the Mayflower and became the colony's military leader.

Christopher Jones

This person was the part owner and commander of...

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