Squanto's exact birth date and place is unknown to Americans today, but it is thought that he was born in Massachusetts. In 1605, an English person named George Weymouth took him to England. Then, in 1614, John Smith, an English man, took him back to America. However, shortly after, he was taken back to Málgaza, Spain, where he was sold as a slave. After all of this traveling, he had mastered speaking in English. Eventually, he escaped from being a slave in Spain and returned to England, where he was sent back to America in 1619. There, he learned that his whole tribe had most likely died from a disease, so he went to live with the Wampanoag Indians. The Pilgrims saw Squanto shortly after they arrived in 1620. After that, Squanto was introduced to the Pilgrims by Samoset. Squanto then taught the Pilgrims the skills they needed to survive, such as fishing, farming, and hunting. Squanto's job was to not only teach the Pilgrims how to survive, but to act as a translator between the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Squanto was probably present at the first Thanksgiving. Sadly, Squanto died in Chatham Harbor in November 1622.