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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (National Geographic)

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In cooperation with the Plimoth Plantation, a living-history museum in Massachusetts, National Geographic has recreated the first Thanksgiving. Photographs by National Geographic photographers of the recreation at Plimoth Plantation illustrate this book.

In 1621, in a small settlement on the edge of the sea, 52 English colonists celebrated their first harvest. The colonists were joined by 90 men of the Wampanoag tribe for a gathering that was to last three days in a town now known as Plymouth. Over the centuries, there have been countless versions of this story, creating a popular myth of the first Thanksgiving.

Many Americans imagine brave, peaceful settlers inviting a few wild Indians over for a turkey dinner. But there was no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce at this celebration. There were no Indians with woven blankets over their shoulders and large feathered headdresses. No pilgrims with somber black clothes and silver buckle hats either. The English didn't even call themselves Pilgrims.

This book puts aside that myth and takes a new look at our American history. It questions what we know and recovers lost voices of the Wampanoag people. True history includes the voices of all its participants. 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving invites young people to read, listen, and think about our shared history.

The book also features a foreword, a section on the actual reenactment and the concept of living history, a chronology, an index, and a bibliography.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792261391
Author:
Coulson, Cotton; Brimberg, Sisse
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Photographer:
Brimberg, Sisse
Author:
Coulson, Cotton
Author:
Grace, Catherine O'Neill
Author:
Brimberg, Sisse
Author:
Bruchac, Margaret M.
Author:
Plimoth Plantation
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Thanksgiving
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Thanksgiving
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
History
Subject:
Thanksgiving day
Subject:
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Thanksgiving
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
National Geographic
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.78x8.52x.11 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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