The Plymouth Colony
BY JON VAUGHN
THE FIRST YEAR
Misconceptions About the Pilgrims
Many American children learn about Pilgrims and Indians feasting together for the first Thanksgiving, but you may not know why a harvest was such a big deal to them. You might have heard the name of their ship, the Mayflower, but do you know where it landed? (Hint: it wasn't Plymouth Rock!) Let's talk about the people called the Pilgrims, their settlement, and the neighbors who saved their lives.