Saturday, January 2, 2010


The success of the Mayflower was a critical event in American history. Eminent historian Alfred Crosby termed it the most crucial event between the discovery of America by Columbus and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.



The epidemic may have started in 1616, although some accounts suggest it may have started as early as 1613 and lasted until 1630. Early eyewitness accounts describe ...

The population of the Wampanoag nation may have been as high as ... They traded regularly with Europeans, but it is unlikely they would have allowed settlers.