In 1620, the Wampanoag people who lived in Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and inland befriended the newly arrived Pilgrims. The local chief, Massasoit, agreed to exist peacefully with the Pilgrims provided both parties helped each other.
Following the first harsh winter, the Pilgrims and Native Americans worked together to hunt and fish and plant crops of corn, peas and barley. However, as more colonists arrived, the Wampanoag were driven from their land. When war resulted, the British won and sold many Wampanoag into slavery. Their language and tribal names were not allowed to be spoken. In 1928, the Wampanoag people reclaimed their tribal identity.Learn More
The pilgrims landed in present-day Massachusetts, on the shores of Cape Cod and later at Plymouth Harbor, in 1620. They formed their first permanent settlement in New England and called it Plymouth Colony.Full Answer >
The Pilgrims first landed in Plymouth Harbor on Cape Cod in what is now Massachusetts in 1620. Many believe they landed on the specific site of Plymouth Rock, but first-person accounts of the voyage make no mention of the rock itself.Full Answer >
The Mayflower carried 102 passengers, roughly 40 of them Pilgrims, from England to North America in 1620. The Pilgrims, who referred to themselves as "Saints," were Protestant Separatists hoping to create a church in the New World.Full Answer >
According to the Plimouth Plantation, the Wampanoag tribe taught the Pilgrims how to grow Indian corn. Indian corn is a different variety of corn than the type that is familiar to most Americans.Full Answer >