Squanto was a translator between the Massasoit and the pilgrims.
Tisquantum was a Native American who helped the pilgrims after their first winter in the new world and was helpful to their survival.
He was called Squanto but his real name was Tisquantum. He lived from about the 1580s to November 1622. Patuxet was a part of Wampanoag Confederacy. Tisquantum fist came in contact with English explorers in 1605. He lived in Patuxet which was a part of the Wampanoag Confederacy.
The English explorers took Tisquantum as a prisoner and brought him to England. In 1612 he returned to North America with Captain John Smith, who after some time released him to return to his town. Then Tisquantum became a translator in New England (USA).In 1641 Tisquantum was heading back to the Patuxet, but was taken by another Englishman named Thomas Hunt.
Hunt was one of John Smith’s captains. Hunt was selling Tisquantum and natives into slavery in Spain for $20 a piece. Some local friars found out what Hunt was doing and took the Native Americans – Tisquantum included. They saved him.
Tisquantum finally went to live with the Pilgrims in Plymouth. Plymouth was in his former town of the Patuxet.
He helped them through an extremely hard first winter by teaching techniques to increase food production: by fertilizing food. He also showed them the special places to catch fish and eel. He was proud to their survival.
Author: M.M., 11 years old