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date: 08 March 2021


(c. 1590–Nov. 1622)
  • Neal Salisbury


Tisquantum (c. 1590–Nov. 1622), Native American interpreter and emissary referred to in some English documents as Squanto, was born in Patuxet, a coastal Wampanoag town, which mediated trade between visiting Europeans and inland Wampanoags. After 1600 English expeditions alienated Wampanoags by attempting to establish permanent outposts and taking Native captives to England. In ...

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