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No. Pilgrims and Puritans were different people, and they were not the people we think of when we hear about them. They didn't wear the silly tall hats, shiny buckles, nor black. The one Pilgrim portrait that survives shows a man in a Elizabethan doublet featuring gold buttons, white collar, and braided gold tassel. Neither did they live in log cabins. The log cabin wasn't made until the end of the 17th century. Instead, they were in primitive clapboard houses with thatched roofs. They didn't land on Plymouth Rock. The Puritans absorbed them and had all the attention. As late as 1789 they remained so inconsequential enough that the Plymouth town clergyman ran his field horses through the founder's graveyard crushing tombstones. There was no tradition behind the Pilgrim tradition until 1840 and a speech given by Daniel Webster. It was the Victorians who made them who they were and gave us our vision of what they look like. To this day the Pilgrim's identity is vague and in our ignorance we mistake them with the Puritans. The Pilgrims came in 1620 and the Puritans were 10 years later.

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