We share many ties with our American Neighbours; especially, Americans living in what are locally called “the Boston States.”
Squanto, who plays an important role in the story of American Thanksgiving, lived in the Cupids Cove Colony in 1617-1618. He is one of the most interesting characters in the settlement of the “New World.” He was kidnapped from his home in the village of Patuxet in what is known today as Plymouth, MA. His life was intermingled with that of European adventurers who were establishing ties in the New World during that period. His story is one of betrayal, grief, and loss mixed with excitement, adventure, and good fortune.
In addition, the Pilgrims stopped in Newfoundland on their way to the Plymouth Colony. The Pilgrims described this event that occurred on December 8, 1620 as follows:
About midnight we heard a great and hideous cry, and our Sentinel called out ‘Arm, Arm’. So we bestirred ourselves and shot off a couple of Muskets and noise ceased; we concluded that it was a company of Wolves or Foxes for one told us he had heard such a noise in New-found-land. About five a clock in the morning we began to be stirring. ..one of our company being abroad came running in and cried, ‘They are men, Indians, Indians’; and withal their arrows came flying amongst us, our men ran out with all speed to recover their arms. .. “There was a lusty man and no whit less valiant, who was thought to be their Captain, stood behind a tree within half a musket shot of us, and there let his arrows fly at us. …. He stood three shots of a musket. At length one took as he said full aim at him he gave an extraordinary cry, and away they went all.