Pilgrims arrive in the New World seeking religious freedom. Unfamiliar with the land, they follow the practices of the local Wampanoag tribe to prepare enough crops for sustenance. The colonists grow corn, beans, pumpkins, wheat, barley, oats, peas, and a variety of herbs in fields and gardens near their homes.

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