When Did The Mayflower’s Pilgrims See Their First Indian At Plymouth Massachusetts?

It is only a myth that the Mayflower’s Pilgrims were welcomed to the New World by Indians.

Three months after they landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, they were surprised to see their very first Indian. He calmly walked into the village they called Plymouth and announced that his name was Samoset.

The Pilgrims were surprised to see him and they were amazed that he spoke English. He had learned to speak the language from some English speaking fishermen who had settled on the northern coast of Maine many years earlier.

Samoset and other Indians taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn and helped them survive in their new home.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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