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What did they do of relevance to our history?

How can we remember them?

What was the most significant decision they made in their lives? (hindsight is 20/20)

What motivated them in their daily actions?

Motivation in the beginning was to stay alive and well. They had to work together to build shelter and care for the sick.  

Came over on the Mayflower

William Brewster-Amy R

He was an English Separatist. Brewster was an elder to the colony and was Governor Bradfords advisor. His most important decision was to leave England for a new world in order to worship freely.

John Carver-Sara N

The first elected governor of the Colony.

Captain Myles Standish

The only soldier in the group.

Edward Winslow

One of the original Pilgrims who came over on Mayflower Saved massoit's life Esstablished trade partners and did work between groups

John Howland

John Howland (c. 1591 – 1673) was one of the Pilgrims who travelled from England to North America on the Mayflower, signed the Mayflower Compact, and helped found Plymouth Colony. Howland was born...

William White

John Billington

John Billington (c. 1580 – September 30, 1630) was an Englishman who was convicted of murder in what would become the United States, and the first to be hanged for any crime in New England....Head of the "profanist family"

Stephen Hopkins

"Stephen was a fairly active member of the Pilgrims shortly after arrival, perhaps a result of his being one of the few individuals who had been to Virginia previously.  He was a part of all the early exploring missions, and was used almost as an "expert" on Native Americans for the first few contacts.  While out exploring, Stephen recognized and identified an Indian deer trap.  And when Samoset walked into Plymouth and welcomed the English, he was housed in Stephen Hopkins' house for the night.  Stephen was also sent on several of the ambassadorial missions to meet with the various Indian groups in the region."

James Chilton

Edward Leister

Edward Fuller

Edward Fuller and his wife Bridget died within the first year. His brother Samuel also made the voyage. Both Edward and Samuel signed the Mayflower Compact.

Thomas English

Samuel Fuller

Signed the Mayflower Compact  

John Alden

First to set foot on Plymouth Rock.  He was a ship carpenter by trade and a cooper for the Mayflower.

John Robinson

leader of the Separatists while in Leiden

Robert Cushman

Robert Cushman (1578 – 1625) was one of the Pilgrims. He was born in the village of Rolvenden in Kent, England, and was baptized in the parish church there on February 9, 1577/78. He spent part of...

Thomas Weston

Adventurer from England

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones (c. 1570 – March 1622) was an English sailor, and master of the Mayflower between at least 1609 and 1622, who captained it on the transatlantic voyage that established the...

Robert Coppin

Jones' mate and pilot

Thomas Morton

Leader of Merrymount

John Sanders

leader of the Wessagussett settlement

Phineas Pratt

a leader of Wessagussett settlement

John Hamden

English man who spent the winter of 1623 with the Pilgrims

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones (c. 1570 – March 1622) was an English sailor, and master of the Mayflower between at least 1609 and 1622, who captained it on the transatlantic voyage that established the... Part owner and commander of the Mayflower

William Bradford

He was the Plymouth governor after replacing governor Carter. He was the first to proclaim what we now call thanksgiving. He volunteered to be part of the Exploration party. His wife Dorthy slipped over the edge of the mayflower, while He was exploring, and drown. He grew very ill and Captain Miles Standish became close friends by helping William be nursed to health. Bradford had established a peace treaty between the Pilgrims and the Pokanokets after they had landed in Massachusets.

1st Generation Native Americans

Epenow (also spelled Epanow) was a Wampanoag from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts who became an early symbol of resistance to English explorers and slavers in the early 17th century. In 1611,...


Mohegan sachem, pledged loyalty to Puritans


Sachem from Merrimack River


Nauset sachem


Narragansetts sachem


Cummaquid sachem


Manomet sachem


Massachutsetts sachem


Canonicus (c. 1565 – June 4, 1647) was a Native American chief of the Narragansett. He was a firm friend of English settlers. Canonicus was born around 1565. He was chief of the Narragansett tribe...


Pokanoket sachem loyal to Massasoit Pilgrims trusted Hobbamock


Martha's Vineyard sachem


Corbitant was a Wampanoag Indian sachem or sagamore under Massasoit. Corbitant was sachem of the Pocasset tribe in present-day North Tiverton, Rhode Island, ca. 1618-1630. In the summer of 1621,...


Pecksuot (died 1624) was a chief of a Massachusett tribe in the early 17th century until his death in 1624. He was killed in the battle at Wessagusset Colony by Miles Standish. His death has been...


Uncas (c. 1588 – c. 1683) was a sachem of the Mohegan who through his alliance with the English colonists in New England against other Indian tribes made the Mohegan the leading regional Indian...


Was an Algonkian Indian cheif who was an interpreter and friend to the Pilgrims.

Tisquantum (Squanto)Mellissa


Born at Plymouth

Benjamin Church

Dr. Benjamin Church (August 24, 1734–1778) was effectively the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, serving as the "Chief Physician & Director General" of the Medical Service of the Continental...

Robert Cushman

Robert Cushman (1578 – 1625) was one of the Pilgrims. He was born in the village of Rolvenden in Kent, England, and was baptized in the parish church there on February 9, 1577/78. He spent part of...

John Hamden

Englishman who spent the winter of 1625 with the pilgrims

John Sanders

Leader of the Wessagussett settlement

Giles Heale

Mayflower surgeon

Thomas Morton

Leader of the Merrymount

Thomas Weston

leading adventurer from London

John Robinson

John Robinson (7 November 1650 – 11 April 1723), English diplomat and prelate, a son of John Robinson (died 1651), was born at Cleasby, near Darlington. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, he...

Thomas Prence

Thomas Prence (1599 – March 29, 1673) was a co-founder of Eastham, Massachusetts, a political leader in both the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, and governor of Plymouth (1634, 1638, and...

Thomas Willett

Thomas Willett (1605 – August 29, 1674) was a British-born American merchant, Plymouth Colony trader and sea-captain, Commissioner of New Netherland, magistrate of Plymouth Colony, Captain of the...

John Miles

Swansea minister whose house became Miles garrison

Samuel Moseley

leading captain during King Philip's war, known for his hatred of Indians

Captain Roger Goulding

mariner who rescued Church's men at the Pease Field Fight and was present at the death of Philip

Captain Thomas Lathrop

leader at Bloody Brook

Major Robert Treat

led Conneticut forces at Great Swamp Fight

John Elliot

John Elliot (also known as Jack Elliot, John M. Elliot, John M. Elliott and Jack Elliott) (7 May 1914 – 3 January 1972) was an American songwriter, credited with having written over 600 songs for...

Captain Daniel Gookin

superintendent to Praying Indians

Major Sam Appleton

commander to Massachussetts forces

John Gorham

led Plymouth forces with William Bradford at Great Swamp Fight

James Cudworth

army commander, Scituate

John Leverett

John Leverett (1616 – March 16, 1679) was a colonial magistrate, merchant, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John Leverett was born, perhaps, in Boston, Lincolnshire where he...

Pastor John Cotton

Plymouth minister

Captain William Turner

led attack on Indians at Conneticut River

John Hoar

John Hoar (1622 – April 2, 1704) was a militia leader & Indian liaison in colonial Massachusetts during King Philip's War. A founding settler of Concord, Massachusetts, he is best known for...

Captain George Denison

led Conneticut force with Mohegans, Pequots, Niantics that captures Canonchet

Mary Rowlandson

Mary (White) Rowlandson (c. 1637 – January 1711) was a colonial American woman who was captured by "Indians" (Native Americans) during King Philip's War and endured eleven weeks of captivity...

Captain Samuel Wadsworth

led rescue of Lancaster

John Gorham

led Plymouth forces with Bradfors at Great swamp Fight

Major Samuel Appleton

commander of MA forces  

People who signed the Mayflower Compact (ALPHABETICALLY)

All About History (2010) states "When creating the Mayflower Compact, the signers believed that covenants were not only to be honored between God and man, but also between each other. They had always honored covenants as part of their righteous integrity and agreed to be bound by this same principle with the Compact. John Adams and many historians have referred to the Mayflower Compact as the foundation of the U.S. Constitution written more than 150 later" (paragraph 5)  41 males that were on the Mayflower signed the compact. Resource:

John Alden

Issac Allerton

John Allerton

John Billington

William Bradford

William Brewster

Richard Britteridge

Peter Browne

John Carver

James Chilton

Richard Clarke

Francis Cooke

John Crackston

Edward Doty

Francis Eaton

Thomas English

Moses Fletcher

Edward Fuller

Samuel Fuller

Richard Gardinar

John Goodman

Stephen Hopkins

John Howland

Edmund Margesson

Christopher Martin

William Mullins

Degory Priest

Edward Leister

John Rigsdale

Thomas Rogers

George Soule

Miles Standish

Edward Tilley

John Tilley

Thomas Williams

Thomas Tinker

John Turner

Richard Warren

William White

Edward Winslow

Gilbert Winslow

2nd Generation Native Americans


Sachem of Nemasket

John Sassamon

John Sassamon, the shortened and Anglicized version of his actual name, Wassausmon, was born circa 1600 in or about the Blue Hills area, current Canton MA. He was a praying Indian whose...


Awashonks (also spelled Awashunckes, Awashunkes or Awasoncks) was a female sachem (chief) of the Sakonnet Indian tribe in Seconet, Rhode Island. She signed the Plymouth Agreement of 1671. She...


Phillips senior counselors, accused of murdering John Sassamon


sachem from Buzzard's Bay, attacked Darthmouth and Clark's garrison


one of Philips leading warriors


Canonchet (or Cononchet, died 1676) was a Narragansett Sachem and leader of Native American troops during the Great Swamp Fight and King Philip's War.


Narragansett sachem and Weetamoos husband


Philips principal captain

Job Kattenanit

praying Indian, becomes a spy for the English

Sagamore Sam