Category Archives: Plymouth

Great article about the background of the area where the Pilgrims first landed

This is a really interesting and informative article that sets the scene for the arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth. It discusses Squanto, the early European attempts to settle in the area, as well as the epidemic diseases that killed … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Eel?

Hey, I realize it’s a week late but here’s a funny video about changing Thanksgiving to be more accurate to what the Pilgrims probably ate. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/opinion/a-thanksgiving-eel.html?hp

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Squanto’s interesting life

We discussed a little bit about Squanto’s important role in the success of the Plymouth settlement as well as s bit about Squanto’s interesting life in class recently. He was kidnapped from his home and sent to Europe to be … Continue reading

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Funny video on replacing Thanksgiving Turkey with Thanksgiving Eel

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/opinion/a-thanksgiving-eel.html?hp

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King Philip’s War

King Philip’s War marked the end of the peaceful relationship the New England settlers had with their Native American allies.  From the time of the first Pilgrims, there was a 50 year peaceful relationship the was shattered with this war … Continue reading

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The Pequot War

We spent time talking about the relationship the English colonists (mostly Puritans) had with the local Native Americans in New England.  For a variety of reasons they were far more peaceful with their neighbors than those settlers in Jamestown were.  … Continue reading

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Salem Witch Trials

One of the most interesting and famous events in the Puritan era of Massachusetts history was the Salem Witch Trials.  Here is a pretty interesting website that takes you through the time period and details of the trials.  Check it … Continue reading

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