Important People in 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Charles C. Mann
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Tisquantum

Tisquantum who was an interpreter for Massasoit, leader of an Indian alliance in New England who taught the colonists how to plant corn. He is credited with keeping them from starving. He moved in with the colonists and ultimately encountered Captain John Smith and his crew. Smith was apparently impressed with a tour of the settlement that Tisquantum gave him. Back in England, Smith drew a map of the territory and asked Prince Charles to assign English names to all the Indian settlements. Patuxet became Plymouth.

Smith left his lieutenant, Thomas Hunt, in charge while he was gone. A conflicted developed between the crew and the Indians resulting in a bloody battle. Hunt kidnapped a number of Indians including Tisquantum. The tribe was outraged and vowed to no longer allow Europeans into their settlements. The Indians outnumbered the Europeans and proved to be worthy adversaries in the...

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