The savior of the pilgrims
"Squanto died of a fever in 1622, but is still remembered today as a key figure in American folklore. He is a symbol of Thanksgiving. If Squanto had not been there to help the Pilgrims, it could be possible that none of the would have survived."- The Legend of Squanto http://www.radiotheatre.com/product/squanto
What is Squanto known for?
Squanto was born on January 1, 1585 near Plymouth Massachusetts. He lived with his tribe for most of his life, they were called the Pawtuxet.
Sailing in Slavery
Its estimated that Squanto sailed across the Atlantic ocean six times. He was shipped to Spain, England and America many times. These travels were often forced.
Squanto is the main reason the Pilgrims had Thanksgiving. He was the one who had taught them how to farm, hunt, and gather. In 1621 the Pilgrims celebrated after their first successful harvest.