Pilgrims and Wampanoag
Why Did the Pilgrim-Wampanoag Friendship Go So Wrong?
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Supporting Question 1- What was the early contact like between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags?
Supporting Question 2- How did the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags cooperate in the early years after first contact?
  • William Bradford, treaty with Massasoit, Of Plymouth Plantation (excerpt), 1651 From: William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation, edited by Samuel Eliot Morison. Copyright © 1984. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, pp. 80–81. http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/pdf/Text_Treaty_with_Massasoit.pdf.
  • William Bradford, description of an outbreak of smallpox among the Wampanoag, Of Plymouth Plantation (excerpt), 1651 Public domain.  From William P. Trent and Benjamin W. Wells, eds. Colonial Prose and Poetry. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1901. http://www.bartleby.com/163/103.html.

Supporting Question 3- How did the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags move from cooperation to conflict?