Mayflower : A Story Of Courage, Community, And War

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick Mayflower: A story of courage,community,and war is about the lives of Pilgrims and the new lifestyle they are entering. The mayflower was the ship that transported the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620. Mr.Philbrick discusses the relationships amongst the England Pilgrims and their new neighbors the Native Americans. Upon meeting, there is already distrust between the two groups because they do not fully know each other. The pilgrims and native americans are now on a long voyage to accumulate trust,build a relationship, adapt to the new lifestyle. Ten weeks into the journey,the mayflower was coming across the Atlantic Ocean. The voyage must be completed by the…show more content…
The food supply starts to decrease and there are only seven houses that are built within that year on the region. While approaching winter, it is approximately two people who die per day due to hunger, the weather, and sickness.Several conflicts have occurred between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans that could lead to severe attacks. In one location of the New World, more than 175 Pilgrims begin to fight the local Native Americans for their goods and food supply which created excessive violence. According to Mr. Philbrick, there high levels of racism from both group . State officials of Massachusetts began to relocate several Native Americans off the Boston Harbor. The Pilgrims eventually meet some Native Americans in the area and are able to form a trading alliance that would benefit both parties. The pilgrims and native americans formed what is now called Thanksgiving. Massasoit was the most powerful Native American leader in the region. His group had been battling disease and approximately ninety percent of the region 's Native Americans died from what may have been bubonic plague that had also killed some of the mayflower passengers. Furthermore, England was in a civil war and migration to the New World decreased. Some settlers returned to England and joined the impeachment of King Charles.The king ended up getting executed in 1649. After the execution, England became Puritan. England was now

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