People lived in the area called New England long before the first Europeans arrived. The lives of these Native Americans—part of the Algonquian language group—would be forever changed by the arrival of English colonists.
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This woodcutting shows a Native American man greeting Pilgrims as the come to New England on the Mayflower. It suggests a positive relationship between the two groups. That idea, however, is largely false.
Photograph of illustration by North Wind Picture Archives
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August 1, 2022
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