In the event your memory of American history is feeling a little rusty, this week The Learning Curve will be presenting a few short history lessons, courtesy of NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News.
The Wampanoag Indians helped the English Puritans survive at their new colony at Plymouth, Mass. In 1621, Chief Massasoit and Plymouth Governor William Bradford signed a treaty of peace that lasted more than 50 years and resulted in the first Thanksgiving.
The Indians introduced pumpkins, corn, potatoes and other local foods to the Pilgrims. They also taught them how to fertilize their fields and to plant beans to replenish their soil.
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