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"Thomas & Tisquantim: Two Unlikely Travelers"
Pawtuxet-born Tisquantim, also known as Squanto, was fluent in English and lived among the Wampanoag. Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford made him his Indian emissary.
Tim Lindberg weaves the true story of hardship, heartbreak and greed, honor and loyalty, and the will to survive as two voyagers set the scene for a world in which the Pilgrims find themselves.
Tisquantim was born into the Pawtuxet people who occupied lands in present-day Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Little is known about his early life, for he was seized with other Indigenous People and taken to the Mediterranean port of Málaga, Spain, to be sold into slavery. According to Britannica, Squanto escaped to England and joined the Newfoundland Company. He returned home in 1619 on his second trip back to North America, only to find that his people had been wiped out by disease. He ... view more »
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Post-lecture dessert reception compliments of our generous sponsors, Jon & Eliza Lewis and the Tales of Cape Cod Board.
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