Title: Pilgrim Exiles, Plymouth, Mass. Created: 1898-1931 Publisher: Detroit Publishing Company Source: New York Public Library Digital Collections

As stated in the Cambridge English Dictionary a pilgrim was “a member of the group of English people who sailed to America and began living in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.” The Pilgrims were a group of one hundred individuals that settled in the New World. They wanted religious freedom. They had a ship named the Mayflower and settled in present day Massachusetts. Moreover, in December 1620 they decided to anchor in Plymouth. Plymouth would eventually become part of New England. The pilgrims would befriend the Native Americans. Forging this relationship with them will mark the inception of the Thanksgiving holiday tradition in the United States of America.

Bibliographic Information

Definition of ‘Pilgrim’ – English Dictionary.” Cambridge Dictionary, dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/pilgrim

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. “Pilgrim Exiles, Plymouth, Mass.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 – 1931.