More War? .... NOT!
by Conor Dodd
In the summer of 1621, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people signed a peace treaty and this is how is happened.
The day was bright and cheery. The sunlight danced on the roofs like little actors.
John Carver (the leader of the Pilgrims) and Chief Massassoit (leader of the Wampanoags) stood around a small table in the little wooden Common House. Chief Massassoit wore a long furry deer skin coat and a beaded necklace around his neck. His hair was shiny black. A small group of other Pilgrims had gathered too. It was as crowded as a sack of potatoes in the room.
John Carver went over to anther table and got a paper. It was the paper the Wampanoags were supposed to sign.
"Geez, this is a historic moment," said John Howland.
"I know," agreed Francis Cooke.
"Okay, Chief Massassoit, are you ready to sign?" asked John Carver
"Yes," said the chief.
As soon as he lifted the pen, everybody cheered. Carver did too, and he rubbed his furry brown beard. The treaty said that the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags would be friends and help each other. The Pilgrims and the Wampanoags were the best of friends after that.
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