The Real Story of Squanto They Didn’t Teach In School

One of our first history lessons as kindergarteners is to learn about the story of the first Thanksgiving. The story of the helpful Native American, Squanto, who taught the Pilgrims survival skills for living in the New World, is engrained in our culture. So thankful were the Pilgrims, so the story goes, that they hosted a large Thanksgiving feast to show their appreciation.

But there is much, much more to this sanitized version of events. The real story of who Squanto was is far from the generous and selfless Native American we were taught…

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