Facts about Squanto

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The history narrates Squanto as a hero in the form of American folklores. He was a native American, helping the English settlers in their survival at the Plymouth Colony. He is remembered today as a humble spirit who sacrificed his life for the newcomers in the state. Certain facts about Squanto will be helpful in drawing a picture of the figure.

Fact 1:

Squanto is a famous name indicating help, support and guidance to the pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony. He helped for the survival of the settlers to the extent that no one in the history has ever done (EWB, 2004).

Fact 2:

Squanto, being a humble helper, remains a great overriding figure of America’s folklores and a characteristic symbol of the Thanksgiving Day (EWB, 2004).

Fact 3:

As a helper, he was introduced to the Pilgrims of the colony by Samoset (Pelling, n.d).

Fact 4:

In his lifetime, before he could reach to his tribe and found them dead due to an epidemic; plague may be, he was three times kidnapped (Pelling, n.d)!

Fact 5:

Squanto himself died of smallpox (CUP, 2004).

Fact 6:

Interestingly, Squanto was protected by a Hawk who would watch him over form intruders in the monastery.

Fact 7:

At that time, in the seventeenth century, Squanto was the only Indian who was given a chance to go to the great country on England and learn the ways of the white men (A.A, 2011).

Fact 8:

The song, “Black Man”, from the album, “Songs in the Key of Life”, by Stevie Wonder is referred to Squanto for his restless and untiring efforts for the settlers (Norison, 1967).

Fact 9:

Squanto was an angel in disguise for the English settlers as he was the only person to teach them how to survive through their first harsh winter (Ref, n.d).

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[1] Pelling. (n.d). “Answers.com”. In What are Facts about Squanto? Retrieved April 16, 2013, from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_facts_about_Squanto
[2] Columbia University Press. (2004). The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. In Squanto. Retrieved April 16, 2013, from http://www.reference.com/browse/squanto
[3] (2011). Ask Answers. In why was Squanto Famous? Retrieved April 16, 2013, from http://answers.ask.com/Society/Ethnicity/why_was_squanto_famous
[4] John A. Garraty, "Tisquantum" Dictionary of American Biography, 703, quoting Willian Bradford, "Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, ed. S.E. Norison (1967).
[5] . (n.d). “Reference.com”. In Squanto. Retrieved April 16, 2013, from http://www.reference.com/browse/squanto