Word Jumble Puzzle - The Real Pilgrim Story - Heavy Handed
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The Real Pilgrim Story

Puzzle # 10

Heavy Handed

Swift action can build alliances; but it can also cost you dearly...

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Real History Of The Pilgrims

Most Americans are familar with the story of the Pilgrims. But there's a lot more to the early settlement of the Americas that we are taught in that story.

Join us as we dig into the details of the story and see the human elements. Diplomacy, Strategy, Luck, Incompetence, and Power Plays shape the English entrance into the New World. We present a series of multi-word jumble puzzles - each puzzle focuses on a key element of the story. Each puzzle comes with a description about the people, places, and trends at work.

Solving This Puzzle

Unscramble the words and see the full answer to the question. You can drag and drop the letters into the correct order using your mouse or touchscreen device. If you get a letter in the correct position, it will show green - letters in the wrong position will display as red. We provide additional hints below as we discuss the circumstances and historical evidence about that particular participant or situation. If you get stuck, just try dragging a few letters around until you see a green letter - that will help you get started unscrambling the word.

Spoilers (Puzzle Context)

While a swift response in support of their allies earned Mile Standish and the Pilgrims respect from the local Native Americans, this vanished after Standish lead an attack to kill the leaders of the alleged plot to wipe out the English settlements two years later.

A second, poorly managed, colony had been set up to the North. This group had infuriated their Native American neighbors through theft and general recklessness, prompting a plot to eliminate them and subsequently attack Plymouth. The Pilgrims, acting on the advice of their allies, elected to strike first. Standish led a small group of militia to the colony and called a meeting with the leaders of the plot.

The outcome was a cold blooded massacre. Standish killed their leader with his own knife and his men brutally executed other members of the party. The remainder fled, after a brief skirmish.

This raid had the effect of breaking the back of the plotters and likely saved Plymouth. It also terrified most of the local Native Americans, prompting them to leave the area. This hurt the colony's economy, since they could no longer trade for furs - a key source of revenue to return to England to pay off their debts.

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