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Squanto's chief fame resulted from his efforts to bring about peaceable contact and alliance between the English Separatists and other colonists who had come aboard the Mayflower and the Pokanoket. Owing to his facility with English, Squanto played a key role in the early meetings in March 1621. He soon became attached to the English settlers, whom he assisted in plantings of native vegetables , obtaining trade with local peoples and dealings with other native tribes, in at least one case endangering his safety in the process. He accompanied the settlers on a variety of missions to surrounding Natives as a result of which the English settlers created a peace and trade regime that ensured their security against attack and gave them the opportunity to obtain food supplement when their own supplies became insufficient, which became the case as more unprovisioned settlers were sent by their London commercial underwriters. Jealousy grew between Squanto and Hobomock , another Pokanoket living with the settlers. Just as Squanto and a group of settlers had launched their boat to trade for more corn, an alarm arose in Plymouth that the colony was under attack. Squanto was accused of fomenting hostilities between the Pokanoket and the English, allegations that were believed by both the sachem of the Pokanoket and the governor of Plymouth. A last minute reprieve saved Squanto from being handed over for execution. Despite the treaty Squanto helped broker between them, the settlers' governor, William Bradford , had been reluctant to part with Squanto, owing to his value to the colony. The standoff between the English colonists and the Pokanoket over Squanto increased Native hostilities around the colony's borders. It also put a stop to the colony's trade for native food at a time when its own store was becoming depleted. As food shortages increased, Bradford relied on Squanto to pilot a ship of English settlers a trading expedition around Cape Cod and through dangerous shoals that only Squanto had experience with. During that voyage Squanto contracted what the governor called an "Indian fever." Despite their urgent need for food for the colony, Bradford stayed with Squanto for several days until he died. Bradford wrote that his death was a "great loss."


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