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The mythic origin of the country we now know as the United States is at Plymouth Rock and the year is 1620 James W Loewen stresses this origin as mythic due to the fact that for thousands of years humans had inhabited the land now known as America Loewen goes on to describe the horrors the native peoples of America went through due to the diseases and other such terrible things the white settlers brought to the New World However it is barely mentioned in Loewens book The Lies My Teacher Told Me that the Separatists were acting upon a word of God or Manifest Destiny If Manifest Destiny were taken into account more one would be able to provide a legitimate argument in favor of the Pilgrims intent Loewen 77 The Separatists were members of a radical religious movement in England in the 16th and 17th centuries William Brewster in 1606 led a portion of this group to Leiden the Netherlands to avoid further religious oppression from the English government Some members of this Separatist group then voted ten years later to relocate to America In order for them to afford such a journey the Separatists received funding from a group of London investors in return for produce from America A ship called the Mayflower set off on September 16th 1620 carrying a group of 102 passengers including these Separatists On November 21st the Mayflower arrived near present-day Provincetown Massachusetts and on December 21st of the same year they landed on the site of the Plymouth Colony Encarta Pilgrims The Indians native to this area were called the Patuxet tribe However in 1618 the Patuxet had been completely wiped out by a disease that had swept the East Coast Within a span of three years 90-96 of coastal New England population had been obliterated by this plague The disease had probably started to spread in 1617 by British and French fishermen who had
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