Miles Standish

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Noun1.Miles Standish - English colonist in AmericaMiles Standish - English colonist in America; leader of the Pilgrims in the early days of the Plymouth Colony (1584-1656)
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William Brewster Gilbert Winslow Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson Miles Standish Peter Brown John Alden Richard Bitteridge John Turner George Soule Francis Eaton Edward Tilly James Chilton John Tilly John Craxton Francis Cooke John Billington Thomas Rogers Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker John Goodman John Ridgate Mr.
The Plymouth settlers, led by the famous Captain Miles Standish, slew some of them, in 1623, without any very evident necessity for so doing.
Kurt had a detailed knowledge of the Miles Standish.
At Plymouth, Bradford noted the sacrifices of the Mayflower migrants who perished during the "Starving Time," but he had less to say about the dying Englishmen propped against trees to ward against hostile Indians, the impaled head of Witawamut displayed at Plymouth Ford, or the murders committed by Miles Standish at the failed trading post of Wessagusset.
Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish .
Captain Miles Standish, the leader of the Pilgrims, invited Squanto, Samoset, Massasoit (the leader of the Wampanoags), and their immediate families to join them for a celebration.
Looking first at political and then at cultural dimensions, they discuss such topics as shifting invocations of metaphorical kinship community in Australia from the 1890s to the 1930s, Muslim nationalism in early British India, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Courtship of Miles Standish and American national unity in 1858, the journey from history to legend of Arthurianism and national identity in England, and framing the persistence of nations through Christos Tsiolkas' Dead Europe.
The battalion was inactivated at Camp Miles Standish, Massachusetts, on 13 October 1945.
Tucked into the bouquet was a piece of heirloom ribbon from the wedding bonnet of Molly Benedict, an ancestor of the bride and an early American settler, who was married in a ceremony by Miles Standish.
Among the characters are the militaristic Miles Standish (nostril-flaring Joshua Davis) standing in for Donald Rumsfeld and the righteous and intolerant Rev.
Or head to Ponderosa State Park (2 miles northeast of city center, off Miles Standish Rd.
We've come a long way since ``The Courtship of Miles Standish,'' but even a Puritan would recognize the old formula operating in this high-tech, high gross-out version (guess it's not so imaginative after all).