Half of the original colonists made it through that first winter; they were still very dedicated to make a go of it. They had a valuable ally in the Indian interpreter, Tisquantum or called by Bradford, Squanto. He would introduce the colonists to their surrounding neighbors and relations were developing well. Massasoyt and many of his followers joined in with the colony’s first thanksgiving, and finally letters that were later sent home to encourage others to make the trip and join the Plymouth colony. The pilgrims had built a successful home for themselves.
About Terry Noorda
I record a podcast titled "Discovering America" that covers stories, histories about people and events that played apart in the discovering of America and leave the listener with a "I didn't know that feeling." Come along for the ride you won't be disappointed.