Squanto Succumbed to Sickness
In November of 1622, Squanto fell suddenly ill. Reports from the time said he had ‘Indian fever’, with symptoms such as headache, nosebleeds, and fever. It is possible that the terrible sickness that wiped out his entire village years before…and left Squanto as the sole survivor…finally caught up to Squanto. Within a few days, he was dead. In his final days, he asked that the Governor or Massachusetts to pray for him so that he might go to the White Man’s heaven, yet it is unclear if Squanto every fully embraced Christianity. The stories claim that Squanto was laid to rest in the Massachusetts village of Chatham Port.