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Thanksgiving, Squanto, and the Impact of the Arrival of Europeans on Amerindian Hunter-Gatherers

by Hadding Scott

THIS IS AN excerpt from the Outlaw Conservative show of 27 November 2019.

A Little More Information About Squanto

He was the sole survivor of a disease epidemic that struck the Patuxet tribe, who had lived at the site of Plymouth before the Pilgrims. The Patuxet had been part of the Wampanoag Confederation based in what we now call Rhode Island.

Since the whole confederation had been severely reduced in numbers by disease, leaving them vulnerable to conquest by the nearby Narangansett Confederation, Squanto was able to convince the Wampanoag king Massasoit to make an alliance with the musket-bearing Englishmen.

The native who first contacted the Pilgrims was not Squanto but Samoset, an Abenaki sagamore who had become acquainted with Englishmen through their fishing expeditions and camps around the Gulf of Maine. Samoset, traveling through the area, noticed the Pilgrims’ settlement and approached to ask for beer. On his next visit Samoset brought Squanto, because Squanto had been to England and spoke much better English.

Lynn Ceci, in Science magazine of 4 April 1975, demonstrates that the agricultural technique of burying a fish with maize to make it grow better was one that Squanto himself had most likely learned from other Englishmen (source).

The traditional belief in the Red Man’s wisdom and benevolence toward the Pilgrims is superficial and unrealistically idealized.

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Source: National-Socialist Worldview

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pj dooner
pj dooner
29 November, 2019 9:52 am

David Silverman just wrote a book about Thanksgiving and the Wampanoag tribe and as you would expect from David Silverman it’s all about how the Europeans mistreated the noble Native Americans. Here is an article about the subject and an interwiew with David Silverman: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/thanksgiving-myth-and-what-we-should-be-teaching-kids-180973655/ I don’t plan to buy David Silverman’s book but in the interview he doesn’t mention that it was the Mohawk tribe of Native Americans that did most of the damage to the Wampanoags that David Silverman wants you to think were the victims of the Europeans: “Either with Andros’ sanction, or of their own accord, the Mohawk – traditional rivals of the Algonquian people – launched a surprise assault against a 500-warrior band under Metacomet’s command the following February.[26][27] The “ruthless” coup de main resulted… Read more »

Hadding
Hadding
29 November, 2019 1:15 pm

Coincidentally, just a few minutes after I had this conversation with Cantwell, Ann Coulter made an appearance on the Lars Larson Show where she made some of the same points.

I just disagree with her idea that there were “peaceful, farming Indians.” According to William Robertson they were all hunter-gatherers. None lived primarily by farming or gardening. The Wampanoag made an alliance with the Pilgrims not because they were especially peaceful but because they were behind the eight-ball and they needed help.

https://youtu.be/hp3HBMVj-ac

Panadechi
Panadechi
29 November, 2019 2:43 pm
Hadding
Hadding
Reply to  Panadechi
29 November, 2019 3:39 pm

The substance of the article doesn’t seem to justify the broad assertion in the title.

MacDonald publishes half-baked crap like that but since 2015 will publish nothing that I write.

Panadechi
Panadechi
Reply to  Hadding
29 November, 2019 6:23 pm

It is a very good pro-white portal, I recommend it ..