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Bradford's description of Squanto's assistance of Pilgrims.

Bradford's description of the peace treaty with Massasoit and the help they received from Squanto reveals much about the Pilgrim's desperate situation in New England: "After these things he returned to his place called Sowams, some forty mile from this place, but Squanto continued with them, and was their interpreter, and was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation. He directed them how to set their corn, where to take fish, and to procure other commodities, and was also their pilot to bring them to unknown places for their profit, and never left them till he died. He was a native of this place, and scarce any left alive besides himself."

According to Bradford, to what did the Pilgrims attribute his aid, and what kind of aid did he tender to them?

Bradford specifically says that "Squanto continued with them and was their interpreter and was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation." (Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation) The Pilgrims are well known for the faith in God, their strong relationship with Him, and their praise of God for the bounty they experienced in the New World. By attributing Squanto's help to God they are simply living out their faith in their daily lives.

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Bradford's description of the peace treaty with Massasoit and the help they received from Squanto reveals much about the Pilgrim's desperate situation in New England: "After these things he returned to his place called Sowams, some forty mile from this place, but Squanto continued with them, and was their interpreter, and was a special instrument sent of God for their good beyond their expectation. He directed them how to set their corn, where to take fish, and to procure other commodities, and was also their pilot to bring them to unknown places for their profit, and never left them till he died. He was a native of this place, and scarce any left alive besides himself."

According to Bradford, to what did the Pilgrims attribute his aid, and what kind of aid did he tender to them?

Bradford specifically says that "Squanto continued with them and was their interpreter and was a special instrument sent of ...

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Squanto was a tremendous help to the Pilgrims in the early years of their settlement. This solution examines William Bradford's description of Squanto's help. How does Bradford describe Squanto's help? To what does Bradford attribute this help? What motivation did Squanto have for helping the Pilgrims? Over 600 words of original text with sources.

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