Late September, in the year 1622, Squanto died. He had helped the Pilgrims survive in the new world as “a special instrument sent of God.” Gov. Bradford wrote: “The winds drove [their boat] in; Capt. Standish fell ill with fever. … they could not get round the shoals of Cape Cod, for flats and breakers … so they put into Manamoick Bay. … Here Squanto fell ill of Indian fever, bleeding much at the nose, which the Indians take for a symptom of death. … He begged the governor to pray for him, that he might go to the Englishmen’s God in Heaven, and bequeathed several of his things to … his English friends. … His death was a great loss.”

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