Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Wampanoag Native American who helped the English colonists in Massachusetts by teaching them agricultural techniques and serving as an interpreter.

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  • Tisquantum, called Squanto, is revered in elementary schools nationwide as the kindly Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to survive the harsh New World winters.

    2007 November « A Bird’s Nest

  • Tisquantum, called Squanto, is revered in elementary schools nationwide as the kindly Indian who taught the Pilgrims how to survive the harsh New World winters.

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  • Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) (c. 1580s – November 1622) was a Patuxet Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival.

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  • Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) (c. 1580s – November 1622) was a Patuxet Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival.

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  • One of the kind Indians was called Squanto, and he came to stay with the Pilgrims, and showed them how to plant their corn, and their pease and wheat and barley.

    The Story Hour

  • If it hadn't been for the almost miraculous appearance of the English-speaking Tisquantum -- commonly known as Squanto -

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  • There was also another savage, called Squanto, who attached himself to us, and on many occasions did us good service, though he eventually proved treacherous.

    A Peep at the Pilgrims in Sixteen Hundred Thirty-Six

  • He could not understand the story, but he frequently caught the words, "Squanto" and "English."

    Four American Indians King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola

  • When I asked my kids for ideas for this month's Write-Away Contest theme I got some interesting responses: "Squanto," "mashed potatoes," "bowling" or my personal favorite, "Our Scottish heritage" (that came from my nine year-old).

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  • Just look back at the Bowlderized history taught to kids: The Pilgrims (a religious term itself, but I digress) almost starve until Squanto and other Indians help them through the harsh winter.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » District Court Judge Strikes Down Statute Providing for National Day of Prayer

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