Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

Pilgrims

Thanksgiving 2018…Who’s in charge?

One Man; What Difference can one make?

Squanto: Pawtuxet Indian born around 1592, a hundred years after what? Columbus 1492 – sailed the ocean blue.

1605 he was captured, taken to England, treated well, taught English language and customs—the likely plan was to make him a guide for New World explorers.

1614 during return to America was abducted and taken to Spain to be sold as a slave where he was providentially purchased by Franciscan Friars and, you guessed it,  returned to the New World…1619.

Early 1620 makes his way to the area of his birth, near Plymouth. Most… Continue reading

To Hell With Happy Holidays

Squanto: Patuxet Indian born around 1592, a hundred years after what? Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

1605 Squanto was captured, taken to England, treated well (as well as one can be treated while being held captive), taught English language and customs, the plan was to make him a guide for New World explorers

1614 during his return to America, Squanto was abducted and taken to Spain to be sold as a slave. Purchased by Franciscan Friars and eventually returned to the New World…1619.

Early 1620 he finally returns to the area of his birth, near what is now Plymouth,… Continue reading

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