1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving


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Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie; and turkey, this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more measured, balanced, and historically accurate version of the three-day harvest celebration in 1621.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792261391
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: I Am American
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 107,761
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sisse Brimberg has photographed more than 20 articles for National Geographic magazine. Her story on migrant workers won first prize for Picture Story of the Year from the National Press Photographers Association. She lives in Mill Valley, California with her husband Cotton Coulson.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Bountiful Harvest9
People of the First Light11
Hampanoag Language15
Colonizing the New World17
Wampanoag Diplomacy22
Making a Myth27
The Harvest29
The Land's Plenty34
Giving Thanks37
Evolution of a Holiday40
Conclusion: A Broken Peace43
AppendixBringing the Past to Life44
Bibliography & Index47

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1621: A New Look At Thanksgiving (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
civilwargirl More than 1 year ago
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving details the true story behind the harvest celebration at Plymouth Plantation that would become celebrated in the 19th century as the "first Thanksgiving" and became the prototype of the holiday that we celebrate every year. 1621 does a good job presenting the information for young readers and highlights the Native population and the impact that European contact had. The photographs were taken at the 2000 reenactment of the harvest celebration and gives a sense of what these events would have looked like.