Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).


(d. 1622)
  • Troy O. Bickham


Tisquantum (d. 1622), interpreter in America, was born of unknown parentage, a member of the Patuxet tribe, which resided in present-day eastern Massachusetts. Little is certain about his life before he encountered the pilgrim colonists at Plymouth. William Bradford, second governor of the colony, notes in his chronicles of the colony's history that ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

J. A. Garraty & M. C. Carnes, eds., , 24 vols. (1999)