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    respected strength they believed Europeans had and were amazed by their weapons. Even so they tested the settler's strength whenever they could. Settlers sometime stole corn from the Indians and Indians sometime stole tools from the English. Such theft occasionally led to fighting back which ended in the loss of life on both sides. Plymouth was settled in the lands of the Wampanoag nation Algonquian Indians in southeastern Massachusetts. The chief of the Wampanoag was named Massasoit. Several years before the Pilgrim's landing the Wampanoag were ravaged by an epidemic. Even with their earlier epidemic, they also feared attack from the Tarrentine Indians which were north of them, and the Narragansetts that were west. Massasoit noticed some common interests he shared with the colonists. Massasoit’s nation needed protection from the other Indian tribes and the colonists needed supplies, and most importantly, knowledge of how to survive in the wilderness. John Carver, who was the first governor of Plymouth, and Massasoit agreed to a peace treaty in 1621 in which they swore to come to each other's aid, protect each other from insurrection, and never to steal from each other. Tolerance the Pilgrims and Wampanoag showed each other and the peace they worked to maintain were unique in the 17th century. From time to time, each had to yield to the other to preserve peace and address concerns of their constituents, but owing to Bradford's and Massasoit's leadership, peace survived for…

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    the Jamestown and Plymouth colonies began with the same attitude towards the natives. Without a doubt, there was an underlying fear of the natives in both groups, however, the majority of both groups sought after friendly relations with the indians. During the first winter in the New World, the Puritans relied heavily on their native friend, Squanto. Despite being abducted and taken to England against his will in previous years Squanto still reached out to the Puritans and offered them help.…

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    Narragansett is an English corruption of Nanhigganeuck, their actual name meaning "people of the small point." The Dutch used the shortened form of Nahican. Location Narragansett is located in Narragansett Bay and western Rhode Island the grand sachem who usually resided in the largest village. Their villages of medium-sized longhouses were usually large energetic and located on the islands on the islands of Narragansett Bay. They farmed extremely large fields of corn,beans,and squash.…

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    Love and affection are the right terms to qualify the sense of belonging to a family, school, team, different organizations and so on. Due to this sense of belonging, usually everything looks like it is perfect, and some of us have difficulty to realize what might be wrong or even accept the challenges. Even though I have an affection to Massasoit Community College, I understand that the use of uniforms, Sunday openings, the increase of hours at the library and ARC (Academic Resource Center),…

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    Massasoit's Life

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    What is this you call property, It cannot be the earth, for the land is our mother, nourishing all her children, beasts, birds, fish and all men, the woods, the streams, everything on it belongs to everybody and is for the use of all. How can one man say it belongs only to him¨? Said a man named Massasoit, an Indian chief in this text you will learn about who Massasoit is and what he did in his life. Massasoit was born in a small native American village known as the pokakent village…

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    and old friend; [W]e have built seven dwelling houses . . . and have made preparation for divers others. We set the last spring some twenty acres of Indian corn, and sowed some six acres of barley and peas, and according to the manner of Indians, we manured our ground with herrings . . . which we have in great abundance . . . Our corn did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn . . . our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we…

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    fall of 1621. Their original destination was the mouth of the Hudson river but after terrible weather conditions, Shipmaster, Christopher Jones chose to sail towards Cape Cod. They sailed to Plymouth Harbor on December 16th where they would then decide to begin their colonization. No one knew what to expect so a team was assembled to adventure their new destination. Building up their new found land was slow with the many deaths of English settlers still rising. Over fifty of the Pilgrims that…

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    away.” A common view on all Native Americans at the time was that they were either bloodthirsty or timid; coming close and then running away as soon as they were spotted. The documentary showed that they had their own motives, determining whether or not the “strangers” on their land were going to be a threat. Obviously, they were more than what the Europeans stereotyped them as. Adding another layer of complexity into the situation, was the fact that within the past decade the area had been…

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    Native American Disasters

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    Devastating Disasters European settlers, when arriving to North America, would not have survived if not for the Native Americans; however, the settlers did more harm than good to the Natives. The Europeans believed they were superior, even though they did not know how to survive in the New World; many of them died within the first winter. The Massasoit were the first to help the Europeans, seeing how pitiful they were. They thought of them as allies, and easy to manage; the Natives thought…

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    The Native Americans, specifically Massasoit and the Pokanoket tribe, played a huge role in the survival of the Plymouth Colony, as they helped the Pilgrims adjust to their new land and learn farming so that they could sustain themselves in America, and in the process, an alliance was formed between the two groups that lasted for years. Even though the alliance did eventually fade and new alliances were formed, each side had benefitted from the other’s help, and in the case of the Pilgrims,…

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