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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

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Plimoth Plantation and National Geographic collaborate to reveal the true story behind the first Thanksgiving. Setting aside popular myths of brave peaceful settlers, wild Indians, and turkey, it presents a fresh new look at this popular event in American history. Vibrant photos of a historic reenactment plus informative text based on rigorous research show children how 52 English colonists gathered with 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe and their families for three days to celebrate the harvest. Readers may be surprised to learn there were no Indians with large feathered headdresses and that the English didn't call themselves Pilgrims. This compelling account recovers the lost voices of the Wampanoag and invites young people to read and think about our shared history.

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • 48 pages; full-color photographs
  • 8 1/2'' x 10 7/8''
  • Hardcover
  • © 2004

"Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving…this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more measured, balanced, and historically accurate version of the three-day harvest celebration in 1621."—starred review, School Library Journal