Squanto belonged to the Patuxet Indians. The Indians ate berries, beans, corn, and fish. They also hunted animals in the forest. When Squanto was 14, he saw the tall sails of the white man's ship. The white men were led by Captain Weymouth. The captain said, "We come in peace." The Indians traded their furs for knives, combs, mirrors, bracelets, and rings with these white men.
The captain wanted Squanto to sail with him. After trading with the Indians they sailed to England. They traveled for many days. When Squanto saw England he felt lonely and out of place.
One day the famous Captain John Smith came looking for Squanto to sail to the New World. He wanted Squanto to come along to help talk with the Indians. Two ships sailed to the New World. One ship was commanded by Captain Smith. The other ship was commanded by Captain Hunt. Captain Hunt was a cruel man, so Squanto traveled with Captain Smith.