The colonists of Plymouth Bay and Massasoit--"sachem," or leader, of the Wampanoag--were able to make an alliance despite differences and the plotting of their interpreter and intermediary, Tisquantum
(also known as "Squanto").
Or we may still see Squanto as a stereotypical red-faced Indian, rather than the dignified and brave presence of Tisquantum
, native of Patuxet who belonged to the Wampanoag federation of tribes, a former slave who learned English and whose role was integral to the very survival of the Pilgrims.
(Squanto), Manida, Dehamda, Skettwarroes, and Assacumet were
Other Native people who had been seen in Europe at that time included Tisquantum
One of them was named Tisquantum
, a Wampanoag from the tribal village at what is now Pawtuxet, Massachusetts.
In the most notorious case, Captain Thomas Hunt kidnaped more than two dozen Indians off the coast of New England in 1614, including the Patuxet Tisquantum
(Squanto), and sold them into slavery in Spain.
Samoset, an Abenaki from Maine, and Tisquantum
, a Wampanoag, had both learned English as slaves in Europe.
He sent two warriors, Tisquantum
(Squanto) and Hobbamock, to help the Pilgrims, whom they taught how to plant corn.