Tuesday, May 19, 2009



Tisquantum, also known as Squanto, was a tall and handsome Indian who lived in the Northeast part of America in the early 1600’s. One day, a ship landed upon shore and Squanto and his friends were taken captive. The ship sailed to Spain where Squanto and his friends were sold as slaves.

Eventually, Squanto escaped and made his way to England. There he met and became friends with a man named John Slanie who helped Squanto return to his homeland - what we know today as the United States of America.


When the Pilgrims arrived, tough times awaited them as their food supplies diminished and people became ill. Just when the colonists were about to give up hope, Squanto showed up in camp and spoke to them in English - an answer to prayer. 


In need of help, Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant and set up fish traps, allowing them to take full advantage of the abundance of natural resources that surrounded them. He also helped them gather fruits and herbs and taught them how to hunt in the wilderness. 


Squanto also helped establish relationships between the Pilgrims and Indians. Over time, the Pilgrims and Indians even learned how to trade with each other.


The life and legacy of Squanto is still well-known today because of the role he played in America’s history, for it was he, by God’s providence, which helped deliver and save the Pilgrims from total destruction.



Morgan warmed up the audience before Hunter got up to do his presentation. When Hunter's turn was up, Morgan was sitting there, and while the room was quiet, Hunter all nervous..... Morgan starts saying loudly "bubba! bubba!" and clapping.  

Of course the entire room starts laughing, causing her brother to laugh, and even blush.  

She just wanted to cheer and support her brother....and make sure EVERYONE in that room knew who he was.  


9 Personal Thoughts:


wow that is soooo cool . What a fun day and a great capture Misty . Hunter really fit the role. great job need to run to car pool lane . thanks for stoping by today hugs michelle

daniella said...

I like that she still calls him bubba. What a cheerleader of a sister!

And you learn something new every day. I had no idea about Squanto! Thanks for the lesson, Hunter!

Angie Seaman said...

Great blog Misty. I found you thru Crystals blog (good friend of mine) and wanted to pop over and say hello. Love your beachy themed look on your blog. I'm a huge lover of the sea, surf, and sand. We also share a love for photography. I just recently branched out and took the leap to start doing it as a side hobby and just love it. On top of that, I design women and childrens clothing and jewelry. That keeps me busy but photography has become my true passion.

Anyway, you have a beautiful family and I just wanted to say hey considering all of the things we seem to have in common. Great shots of your son in the class with the Indian gear. He is such a cutie!

Blessings, Angie

Keri said...

That is absolutely adorable!!! Every one of us needs a cheerleader to clap for us and love us no matter what!

Alicia said...

Wow! Hunter did a great job! Morgan is just adorable, you have a beautiful family!

Keri said...

Ok, I can't seem to get Lisa to answer my text and I have to tell someone before I burst!! I'm coming to Florida!!! Arriving Friday the 29 and leaving Monday the 1st. I can not wait to spend some time with you!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That is too cool! Stop by and visit me when you have some time and read about our latest Disney adventures....Grandparent trips are the BEST...and every comment enters you for the May giveaway.

Elizabeth said...

I love this story, Misty. I could see this happening in my mind as I was reading it. Hunter is so gorgeous! His sissy sure is proud:)

The Pifer's said...

What an amazing picture, and how fun!!!!! Your family is so beautiful!! You must be so thankful :) Hope all is well....

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