PLIMOTH PLANTATION

As I noted at the time …

  • Wow! 10 t0 12 hours to make an arrow: WAMPANOG.
  • Hollowed log for a canoe: burning removes the sap, lightens the vessel.
  • 17 English dialects (and vocabulary) … many of them hardly understandable by the others.
  • Richard Pickering (aka Governor Bradford: “I’ve become my own father-in-law”).
  • High literacy, both men and women – dialect and faith via the mother.
  • Shakespeare / University of Lincolnshire: source of much of the research.
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