Profile of the Day: Massasoit
This Thursday, the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving. When the Pilgrims first settled at Plymouth, the settlers suffered through a brutal winter. Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe, forged an alliance with the Pilgrims and helped prevent the failure of the Plymouth Colony. To celebrate the Pilgrim’s first successful harvest, the settlers held a celebratory feast and invited their Native American allies to join, including Massasoit. Today, the celebration is remembered as the first Thanksgiving.