1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

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Weighs Wampanoag oral traditions and English colonial written records against the popular myth of Thanksgiving.

 

Produced in collaboration with the Wampanoag Indian Program at Plimoth Plantation, 1621 weighs Wampanoag oral traditions and English colonial written records against the popular myth of “brave settlers inviting wild Indians over for turkey dinner.” Stunning photographs, accompanied by simple, thoughtful text, are designed to walk the young reader into the dual perspectives of Native peoples and English colonists in Patuxet/Plymouth. The text, written for a young audience but not solely for children, also offers insights into the relationship of the Wampanoag people to their traditional homelands, and survival into the present. As well, 1621 addresses the harsh reality of the subsequent colonial history. Along with Giving Thanks and Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective, 1621 is an excellent tool for deconstructing the myths of “The First Thanksgiving.”

 

Author: Catherine O’Neill Grace and Marge Bruchac (Abenaki)

Illustrations: Color photos by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson

Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover

Published: 2001

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Wampanoag, Abenaki