Mayflower - Part 1: Chapter 6, In a Dark and Dismal Swamp Summary & Analysis

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The Indian was tall and had long black hair in back. He was also "naked" with a strap of leather around his waist. Armed with a bow and a few arrows, the man requested beer when the Pilgrims offered him something to eat and drink. He introduced himself as Samoset, or at least this is what the Pilgrims heard, and said he was from farther north originally. His home region was frequented by English fishermen and he had learned to speak broken English through them. He told them that another Indian, Squanto, also spoke English and that he was with the region's leader, Massasoit. Samoset stayed with the Pilgrims that night before leaving with the promise to talk to Massasoit.

Massasoit had been watching and waiting. He knew the Pilgrims were...

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