SO YOU GUYS REMEMBER THE GUY WE TALKED ABOUT FOR A SECOND LAST TIME?
Just. Just. Just do me a favour and say that out loud. Because it sounds great ok.
A lot more ships and stuff were sent over than the Mayflower and this Waymouth guy came and captured some Indians. 5 of them. And one of them was Squanto~!
bet you didn’t see that coming right
uh so ANYWAY THIS WAYMOUTH GUY GAVE HIS INDIANS OVER TO ENGLAND.
and they were used as like mascots ok. and they were probably treated actually pretty well???? And they even got to leave after a little bit. Except for Squanto and this other guy.
THEN HE MET JOHN SMITH.
that just so happened to me the same time pocahontas was getting married ahahaaha what no that is not funny one bit
SO JOHN LEFT ENGLAND AND TOOK SQUANTO WITH HIM AND SAID HE’D GIVE HIM BACK TO HIS TRIBE.
But John wasn’t really the most reliable guy right. So Squanto chilled with John for. A. Really long time. But he did get to go back to his tribe!
after the entire tribe was lured onto the ship though whoops
And basically there was this other guy that wasn’t John. He took them to Spain and was pretty much really mean to them, and was going to sell them into slavery.
THEN THEY MET SOME MONKS.
and you know what monks do.
THEY TAUGHT SQUANTO ABOUT JESUS YAY
and then Squanto met this guy who took him to London. Which was cool, because he knew England pretty well. And then he was asked to sail with some guys BACK TO AMERICA. And he said yes.
and then the captain of the ship recognized squanto lol whoops?????
AND HE WAS TOLD TO BRING SQUANTO BACK TO ENGLAND.
So one more time he was going to go back to America. And they were going to scout around Plymouth, which. You know. Just so happened to be where he used to live.
He showed up and THERE WAS NOBODY THERE BECAUSE THEY ALL DIED.
BUT THERE WAS THIS OTHER GUY NAMED SAMOSET THAT CAME ALONG LIKE “SQUANTO COME WITH ME”
and he did
So for a year he just chilled with these Indians for a little. And then he met the Pilgrims. And he didn’t really leave them.
AND HE TAUGHT THEM A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF BECAUSE THE PILGRIMS WERE KINDA SLOW AND DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO NOT DIE
and he taught them a lot about
like gardening and scavenging and hunting and stuff.
AND THEN THANKSGIVING
it lasted 3 days and it was this big giant party. AND EVERYONE WAS INVITED. EVERYONE. IT WAS LIKE A GIANT POTLUCK AND EVERYTHING.
And there were also lots of people who wrote about it so yeah.
BUT LOL NO THEY DIDN’T LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER THE NEXT WINTER AND SPRING A LOT OF PEOPLE DIED
Squanto was a pretty cool guy though. Usually. He helped the Pilgrims a lot, but he spread some rumours and got in trouble.
THEN HE GOT REALLY SICK.
Wow ok that
was sudden uhm.