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"Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) (c. 1580s – November 1622) was a Patuxet. He was the Native American who assisted the Pilgrims after their first winter in the New World and was integral to their survival. The Patuxet tribe was a tributary of the Wampanoag Confederacy."
The movie "The Last Great Warrior" apparently has a wife from whom he was forcibly separated, but the movie is labeled as historically inaccurate. This may or may not be an embellishment for dramatic effect.
This play written for children includes Squanto asking where his mother, wife and children are when he is told that all his tribe have died of fever while he was away. Again, the source does not appear to be carefully based on historical detail.
In England, Tisquantum lived with Sir Ferdinando Gorges, whose Plymouth Company intended to financially exploit the New World. When he was captured, Tisquantum left behind a wife named Kistapa and son named Sachame. Once in England, he became the consort of an English woman, Lady Jane Smith. Together they had two children, John and Shandarel.