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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

by Catherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac, with Plimoth Plantation
Photographed by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson

Published by National Geographic Society, 2001
48 pages
ISBN: 0792270274

Ages 7 - 14

What really happened at the first harvest gathering between Wampanoag Indians and English settlers? So little was documented then that, over time, the event has become mythologized and celebrated as the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Based on the in-depth research conducted in recent years at the Plimoth Plantation living history museum, Grace and Bruchac separate fact from fantasy and provide an account of what most likely happened. Color photographs from a three-day reenactment that occurred at Plimoth Plantation in 2000 add accurate cultural and historical details. CCBC categories: Historical People, Places, and Events; Issues in Today's World.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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