An Indian & Pilgrim Treaty By Any Other Name

Submitted by Abel Rodriguez

Friday, 1 May 2009

The first treaty between the Whiteman and the Redman was signed in 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Massasoit tribe. The pilgrims wanted to call it The Pilgrim-Indian Treaty and the Indians wanted to call it The Indian-Pilgrim Treaty.

The argument got heated and then one hell of a fight broke out and the treaty ended up being annulled.

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