The Indians saved the Pilgrim
And in return the Pilgrim killed 'em
It can be taken as an example of how history is warped to fit the point of view of certain high hats. In a sense we don’t wanna be teaching second graders about how the true Americans were tricked, lied to, murder pillaged, and forced from their land to help build this great nation. Its still a messed up story that shouldn’t be candy coated.
There is a book, The Mayflower that gives a very comprehensive history of how that came about.
Basically, the Pilgrims got along well with the Native Americans (Indians) as long as the Pilgrims needed their help to survive. The 1st generation Pilgrims honoured their treaties and the Natives honoured them from their side. But the second generation Pilgrims got greedy for land and the Indians had to fight for their survival. Read the history of King Philip’s War. It was the bloodiest conflict, in per capita casualties, in American (then colonial) history.
- 1st generation Pilgrims, thanks for giving
- 2nd generation Pilgrims, we want the rest of the land.
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