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The pilgrims invited their two key Indian helpers, Squanto, Samoset, plus Chief Massasoit, to share in their Thanksgiving since they had been so instrumental in the pilgrims' successes that summer. The Indians brought their families, numbering over 90 people. The pilgrims were overwhelmed, and didn't have enough food, so the Indians brought along their own supplies for the feast.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|