Once upon a time, in America, there was a man named Squanto. In 1605 he was captured by English merchants who had come to explore and trade with the Indians. He was taken to England where he learned English and then helped interpret on other ships. He was kidnapped by a Spanish captain and taken to Spain where he was sold as a slave. But, the Spanish Catholic Fransiscan Friars saved him and helped him find a ship going back home to America. When he got there, though, his entire village was dead from disease. So, he joined another tribe called the Wampanoag.
At the same time, in England, there were people who wanted to live a life of strict, simple religion. We now call them the pilgrims. They travelled to America on a ship called the Mayflower. They wanted to settle in the south part of America, but got blown off course and landed far north where it was cold and winter was starting with lots of snow. They built a tiny village called Plymouth.
The first winter was very hard. They ran out of food; half of them died from sickness or starvation. And in the spring, the local Indian tribe called the Wampanoag started to fight with the pilgrims. BUT, Squanto was introduced and helped the two groups make a peace and begin to trade. He lived with the Pilgrims because this is where his village had been. He taught them to hunt and grow American food like corn, squash, and beans.
That autumn the harvest was very plentiful, with lots of food for everyone to last the winter. The pilgrims wanted to thank God and hold a celebration and a feast. Squanto and the Wampanoag people joined in the celebration that lasted 3 days.
The story of thanksgiving
hombre indio capturado por
aprendió a hablar Inglés
Secuestrado por españoles y
vendido como esclavo en
frailes franciscanos en España
vuelta en América su tribu
murió a causa de las
Se unió a una nueva tribu
La gente en Inglaterra que
vivían una vida religiosa
Salieron de Inglaterra en
el barco Mayflower para
iniciar una colonia en
Se perdió el rumbo y
aterrizó al norte a
principios de invierno
el pueblo de Plymouth
En el invierno, la mitad de ellos murió de enfermedad o
En la primavera, los indios comenzaron a pelear.
Squanto viene! Traducido y hecho las paces
Squanto enseñó a los peregrinos para cazar y cultivar
alimentos americanos como maíz, calabaza y frijoles.
En el otoño, la cosecha era abundante
Los peregrinos querían agradecer a Dios con un día de
Los indios se unieron y la fiesta duró 3 días