- NAME: Squanto
- OCCUPATION: Folk Hero
- BIRTH DATE: c. 1580
- DEATH DATE: c. November 1622
- AKA: Tisquantum
- AKA: Squanto
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Squanto, also known as Tisquantum, a Native American of the Patuxet tribe, acted as interpreter and guide to the Pilgrims during their first winter in the New World.
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Squanto was born circa 1580, near Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1614, he was kidnapped by English explorer Thomas Hunt, who brought him to Spain. Luckily, Squanto was rescued by Spanish friars and found his way to England. After his new boss sent him on an expedition, he returned to the Patuxet region, where he became an interpreter and guide to pilgrims. He died circa November 1622 in Chatham, Massachusetts.
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