I just love throwing curveballs at you! As with many stories in history, the truth become white-washed, embellished and facts lost to antiquity. It then becomes the historian’s task to hunt for the truth through the discovery of contemporary testimony and records. By scrutinizing over these “facts”, one can then separate the fact from the … Continue reading The Myth of Squanto
Was the Mayflower First?
Earlier this week I posted a piece that confirmed and debunked some facts about how the ‘Mayflower’ made the historic journey to New England and establish a permanent colony. As Pilgrims, they leave England for religious freedom. With the help of their guide, who learned English from English sailors, Squanto acts as an interpreter between … Continue reading Was the Mayflower First?
The Mayflower…Fact vs. Fiction
The Metacom Saga is a retelling of the King Philip’s War that occurred in the New England colonies in the years between 1675 and 1677. The characters were actual people who experienced actual events. The causes that led to the war were many and complex. I need to discern what happened, how it happened, and … Continue reading The Mayflower…Fact vs. Fiction