The Relationship Between The Pilgrims And Native Americans

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There is more to the story of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans than the time before the First Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims’ struggles did not cease to exist when they came together with the local Pokanoket tribe and feasted on that autumn day. The relationship between the Pilgrims and the natives did not run smoothly forever and there is not an explanation taught to why the peace suddenly disappeared. Philbrick’s thesis revolves around the fact that although American history is taught in schools, there is a focus solely on the time of that first Thanksgiving and there is a gap until the American Revolution. This gap, according to Philbrick, is an important one, with King Philip’s war showing that there was a large piece of information missing
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