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Mayflower Quotes

Nathaniel Philbrick
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"My initial impression of the period was bounded by two conflicting preconceptions: the time-honored tradition of how the Pilgrims came to symbolize all this is good about America and the now equally familiar modern tale of how the evil Europeans annihilated the innocent Native Americans. I soon learned that the real-life Indians and English of the seventeenth century were too smart, too generous, too greedy, too brave—in short, too human—to behave so predictably," Preface, p. xv-xvi.

"It was clear that if no one restrained him, the Indian was going to walk right into the entrance of the rendezvous. Finally, some of the men stepped into the Indian's path and indicated that he was not to go in. Apparently enjoying the fuss he had created, the Indian 'saluted' them and with great enthusiasm spoke the new famous words, 'Welcome, Englishmen!'" Part 1, Chapter 5, p. 92.

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