by Joseph Bruchac, Greg Shed The first Thanksgiving celebration would not have been possible without one man-Squanto. In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land they called Plymouth. He showed them how to plant corn, beans, and squash, and how to hunt and fish. And when a good harvest was gathered in the fall, the two peoples feasted together in the spirit of peace and brotherhood.
Squanto's Journey: Story of the First Thanksgiving
- About The Author Joseph Bruchac - I grew up in the small town of Greenfield Center, New York, which is in the foothills of the Adirondacks not far from the city of Saratoga Springs. It is a place I love, close to the forests and the mountains. I was raised by my grandparents, who had a little general store. My grandmother, Marion Dunham Bowman, was a graduate of Albany Law School. Although she never did practice law, she kept the house filled with books. It's because of her that I was always reading. ISBN-13:9780152060442 Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date:09/01/2007 Edition description:Reprint Pages:32 Age Range:6 - 9 Years - Juvenile Fiction | Biographical | United States - People & Places - Native American - Historical - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods - Holidays & Celebrations | Thanksgiving - Squanto -Wampanoag Indians - Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) - Indians of North America -Massachusetts