I asked why this was here not in the original location a few miles away?? Well, the town grew from this, and as it grew people tore down original structures to make way for "progress" and new homes, and it grew continuously since they landed into the modern town of Plymouth!
The Pilgrims came from England and the Netherlands on two ships (Mayflower and Speedwell) in search of religious freedom. The two groups did not even agree on how to worship yet they along with the Native American tribes nearby, managed to live in relative harmony for a time.
His people have been making these for a long time, him since age 6.
The concoction would be held on by pulling their long hair through an opening in the headdress.
I was fascinated with the colors, and did not take pictures of pottery, skins, mats, etc.
They had one structure to have meetings, services, and canon that could shoot for miles against ships.
seeking a new place to settle, across an ocean with no protection or
back up services, with approximately 200 people in your entire group.
and women alike, working to pay back their new start, sending what
resources they could back to the investors hoping to earn land in the
I asked if they mostly got along... well... people being what they are, no.
One man pretended to be a minister, but was a crook! People!
I imagined the lives these women gave up in cities of Europe, to cope with the ravages of this new world.
Their beliefs must have been mighty strong and they must have been mighty tormented in Europe to leave on this adventure.