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So Squanto Was An Aztec Agent?

In the 1800’s, one of the leading business magnates in the US supposedly created an article about how Squanto’s turkeys that were served at the first Thanksgiving may have been gifted more directly from the Aztecs than first thought. Interestingly enough, a former editor and US Senator’s family pointed out that the Senator had already said that when he said that Squanto had to have been an Aztec agent because there were no turkeys in Texas. So who actually was the first to talk about Squanto and the Aztecs when it came to turkey? Well, because their topic is similar, it looks like there is a common source for both sets of comments.