Lead: In the early days of Plymouth Colony, John Carver, the Governor signed a treaty of peace with the dominant tribe in the area near its place of settlement.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: For the most part of the early years New England's Puritans and the Indians got along remarkably well. The Puritans were not interested in stamping out the Indians or removing them. Indeed, many of them wanted to bring to the Native Americans the blessings of the Puritan faith and English civilization. Even when there were wars between 1620 and 1677 it was not strictly Native American against settler but in fact many of the Indian tribes fought on the size of the colonists. About 1670s, 4000 Indians were living among the English settlers and many of them had been converted to Christianity.

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